Boards of Directors: For-Profit and Nonprofit Insights

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    Insights on For-Profit and Nonprofit Boards of Directors

    The vast majority of content on this topic applies to for-profits and nonprofits. This book also covers this topic.

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    This applies to for-profit and nonprofit insights in board unless marked differently.

    Perhaps the best way to benefit from this topic is first to scan the subtopics in the following table, including how they are arranged on this page. The left side of the table lists the typical topics in Board operations, and the right side lists the typical functions in an organization that a Board must oversee.

    Also, if you are looking for a very specific subtopic or article about Boards on this page, you might use the “find” function in your browser, and enter the keyword(s) in order to search this page for those subtopics or articles. You also can use the “search” box in the upper right-hand corner.

    Much of the information on this topic was adapted from the book
    Field Guide to Developing, Operating, and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board. Most of the information in that book applies to nonprofit and for-profit Boards. Also, see Carter’s Board Blog.

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    Board Operations (Below)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Corporate Documents

    Accountability, Auditing, and Disclosure

    Liabilities and Risk

    Laws Guidelines and Ethics

    Officers and Roles

    Staffing the Board

    Orienting, Educating, and Informing Members

    Board Evaluation and Development

    Special Topics

    General Resources

    Members’ Core Competencies

    Board Committees

    Board Meetings and Retreats

    Supervision of Chief Executive

    Shareholders and Stakeholder Relations

    Oversight of Management Functions

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