Board matters – Creating a governance policy
Abstract: A board governance policy protects your nonprofit’s board of directors as it guides the organization. It’s a framework for making ethical decisions, taking appropriate actions and handling real or potential conflicts. As this article explains, a sound governance policy spells out the role and duties of board members and gives an overview of how the board will operate. In addition, a sidebar notes, there are a number of additional policies relating to board oversight that a nonprofit should have in place.