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

Not Necessarily. While Some Family Foundations Prefer That All Trustees Be Family Members, Others Find That A Few Outside Voices Can Enrich the Process

This board briefing will help your board consider three main questions: what are the advantages and limitations of CEOs on boards? If the CEO is on the board, should he or she have full voting rights? How do your colleagues approach this decision?

The basic legalities of board compensation, a sampling of the most common practices and a breakdown of the pros of both compensated and voluntary board service