Building blocks for effective board membership
Abstract: The pandemic and ensuing economic downturn have put many nonprofits on shaky ground. In crises such as these, solid board leadership is more essential than ever — critical decisions affecting an organization’s long-term survival must be made. This article explains board member duties as fiduciaries, or trustees, of their organizations. The formal responsibilities of care, loyalty and obedience are explained. A sidebar spotlights the important role of board member training.