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Non-Profit Board Member Training

A non-profit must comply with corporate governance standards relating to its board of directors. The board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the non-profit and ensuring the non-profit is well-managed. The board's duties include:

  • Ensuring that the non-profit's assets are used appropriately
  • Ensuring that the non-profit remains accountable to its donors, its beneficiaries, and the general public
  • Staying informed of the non-profit's legal obligations
  • Proposing, approving, and regularly reviewing the non-profit's policies and guidelines that govern how the non-profit is run

An active and engaged board of directors is also essential to the success of a non-profit. Directors should fully understand the vision and mission of the non-profit and be committed to helping the organization carry out that mission by taking an active role in the organization. If the directors fail to exercise proper oversight of the non-profit, the non-profit will likely fail in carrying out its mission.

Lindabury provides in-person training for board members of non-profit organizations. Topics that our training covers include:

  • Standards of Care for Trustees, Directors, Officers and Members
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Charitable Fundraising Regulations
  • Compensation Determinations
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Investment Policies
  • Frequency and Effective Meeting Requirements
  • Document Retention Policies
  • Ethics and Whistleblower Policies
  • Gift Acceptance
  • Financial Statements and Form 990 Reporting
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Trustee Protections