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1 Board Committees Series

2 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 2

3  Committee Structure  Value & Threat  Steps to Creating  Advisory Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 3

4 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 4 Board Committees

5  Part of board structure  Commissioned with specific charge  May be Permanent or Temporary Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 5

6  Established for Specific Objective  Generally Temporary  Drive Boards toward Real-time Results 6 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center

7 Board Committees Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 7

8  Focused Work  Options Explored, Researched  Members use Expertise  Develop Leadership Skills Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 8

9  Charged with Staff Functions  Micromanage  Focus Taken from Governance  Under-used=Apathy Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 9

10 Board Committees Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 10

11  Clear Purpose  Strong Leadership  Preset Meeting Schedule  Added Value Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 11

12  Clear Statement of Purpose  Roles & Responsibilities  Defined (or restricted) Authority  Annual Objectives  Action Plan Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 12

13  Governance  Finance & Audit  Executive* *Not necessarily Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 13

14  Board Composition  Board Cultivation  Nomination  Orientation  Ongoing Training  Board Assessment Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 14

15  Due Diligence  Develops Budget  Monitors Finances  Establishes Internal controls  Ensures filing of 990 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 15

16  Ask why it’s needed  Has specific purpose  Has full-board Authority Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 16 * Not needed by all organizations

17  Works with Board Chair  Includes the Development Director  Develops Cultivation Strategies Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 17

18 By Jan Masaoka  Governance Committees: Positive Trend on Nonprofit Boards  Board Committee Job Descriptions  Should Boards Have Committees, and if so, Which Ones?  Sample Job Descriptions for Board Officers Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 18

19 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 19 Board Committees

20 …a voluntary collection of individuals, assembled to supplement the governing board. Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 20

21 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 21 advisory-board-and-should-we-have-one Advisory: No legal or formal responsibilities Gives advice and support Board: Legal & formal responsibilities Governing body

22 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 22

23  Written description  Effective Chair  Thoughtful appointments  Accountability  Well-run meetings  Set meeting dates ahead  Objectives tied to calendar  Assess effectiveness Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 23 * See Slide 12

24  Disband current committees!  Start Over, based on current strategy Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 24

25 Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 25  Nonprofit Committees – Kit for Adults N73  Structures & Practices of Nonprofit Boards, 2 nd Edition by Charles F. Dambach, Melissa Davis & Robert Gale – , v.6  Nonprofit Board Committees: How to Make them Work by Ellen Cochran Hirzy – H61N  Transforming Board Structure: Strategies for Committees & Task Forces by Marla J. Bobowick, Sandra R. Hughes, and Berit M. Lakey – B63T  Not-for-profit Audit Committee Best Practices by Warren Ruppell – R87N

26  Management Help  Compass Point  BoardSource  GrantSpace  Laramie Board Learning Project  Blue Avocado  GuideStar Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 26

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