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The boards of directors for all nonprofits and philanthropic organizations are responsible for developing, defining, and reviewing the organization’s mission and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. Boards are not owners of the organization but are stewards of the missions and resources. Each board should actively set policy and ensure that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission, provide direct oversight and direction for the executive director/CEO and the organization as a whole. Charitable boards have a responsibility to evaluate their own effectiveness as governing bodies in upholding the public interest served by the organization.

Code of Ethics and Fundraising

Diversity in Nonprofit Board Governance

Characteristics Of Boards As They Mature

Nonprofit Policy Toolkit

Board Development Toolkit

Organization Information (What's Public/ What's Private)

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Serving with Intent Report from BoardSource