Roles and Responsibilities

Board member roles and responsibilities

The board members of a non-profit organization may have different roles and responsibilities related to the operations that serve the organization's mission. As well as any assigned roles, all members also have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the organization and in a trustworthy manner. It is the responsibility of each individual board member to know what is involved in being a director in the organization.

Factsheet: Being a Member of the Board (PDF 646 KB)

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Board roles and responsibilities

      • to establish the organization's mission, vision and direction
      • to maintain them and review if needed
      • to develop and manage policy
      • to ensure the financial health of the organization
      • to ensure the organization has sufficient and appropriate human resources
      • to direct organizational operations
      • to ensure effective community relations

LeadershipTalk Webinar Board Roles & Responsibilities

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Board Member Self Evaluation

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