Boards & Governance

Foundation board members accept the responsibility to guide foundations wisely and with care, to give their time and attention to ensuring that the foundation is operated for public benefit, and to make certain that legal, ethical and fiduciary standards are met.

The Council's board and governance resources are designed to provide the tools and knowledge essential to understanding the governance of foundations.

In-Depth knowledge on Boards & Governance

The persistent scrutiny of nonprofit governance has prompted leaders at many types of organizations to take steps to assure that their own houses are in good legal and financial order. For private foundations, this checklist is a good place to start.

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