Board Members play a critical role in directing the strategic direction of foundations. The Council's board and governance resources will help board members become more effective by providing key tools and guidance essential to understanding the governance of foundations.
In-Depth knowledge on Boards & Governance
Strategies for building a successful CEO-Board Chair relationship.
Sample Board of Directors Election and Retention Policy
Sabbaticals are not too uncommon in the nonprofit world for foundation executives or senior management. It can be a useful time to reflect on past accomplishments, revitalize, and gain renewed inspiration for future work.
A comprehensive guide on indemnification and directors and officers liability insurance.
It is important to develop-and stick to-clear foundation policies on expenses.
What do you do when a grantee—or potential grantee—asks someone on your board or staff to sit on their board? Does such a request constitute a conflict of interest?
Always a controversial topic, the issue of whether to pay foundation board members is likely to get even more attention. The precipitous decline in foundation assets has everyone trying to make the most effective use of their resources.
The Council receives numerous inquiries each year about the amount of compensation paid to directors or trustees (members of the governing board) of foundations.