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Board Roles & Responsibilities

Board Roles Basics

Define board roles more efficiently with these articles.

Board Profile Assessment (DOC)
This template enables Board Members to assess their own skills and define what skills are still needed. The template can be modified for an individual camp needs.

Open Letter to New Jewish Camp Board Members (ARTICLE)
An open letter to new Board members that will help you make an immediate and long-lasting impact in your new role.


Board Roles & Responsibilities

Assign board roles and responsibilities with greater ease.

Sample Board Member Contract (DOC)
Sample board member contract.
Sample Board Member Agreement (DOC)
Sample board member agreement: Statement of Understanding.
Sample Camp Board Member Statement of Understanding (DOC)
Camp Board Statement of Understanding defines the duties and responsibilities of board members.
Sample Statement of Covenant for Board Members (DOC)
Sample Board Member Agreement. This document emphasizes and defines the moral, fiscal, and legal role of board members.
Sample Board Member Agreement #2 (DOC)
Board member agreement sample. Outlines eight duties and responsibilities that board members pledge to abide by.

Roles Quiz(DOC)



Sample Outline of Board of Directors Manual(DOC)

Board Members and Fundraising

Determine board roles for fundraising using these resources.

"Top 10 Things Board Members can do to Raise Money
(and Only One is Asking for It!)"
(WEBINAR)

Webinar that outlines 10 ways that board members can support fundraising efforts and become more active in the fundraising process.

"Top 10 Things Board Members can do to Raise Money
(and Only One is Asking for It!)"
(PPT)

PowerPoint presentation that outlines 10 ways that board members can support fundraising efforts and become more active in the fundraising process.

"Should We Set Fundraising Minimums for Our Board Members?" (ARTICLE)
JCamp 180 Mentor Dan Kirsch provides insight on fundraising trends for camps.

Board and Staff Roles

Learn how to manage your board and staff members

Board and Staff Roles Chart (XLS)
Board Staff Roles sample worksheet. Great resource for organizing board roles and responsibilities.
What is Micromanagement and What Isn't? (ARTICLE)
Article by Jan Masaoka of Blue Avocado

Board During Camp
Board's Role During Camp (ARTICLE)
JCamp 180, Julia Riseman sheds some light on how board members can be more involved during camp.

Succession Planning

Learn how to successfully plan for the future of your non-profit board.

Who's Next? Leadership Succession Planning (ARTICLE)
Overview of dealing with changes in leadership by Mentor David Sharken.
Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for Nonprofits (PDF)
One of a series of articles and "how-to's" on executive transitions from
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.
Five Essential Facts for Weathering a Change in Leadership (PDF)
This article focuses on preparing for change.Third Sector New England
Preparing for the Inevitable: Succession Readiness Checklist (PDF)
Article from CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.
Am I Still the Leader this Agency Needs? (PDF)
Questions for self-reflection for organizational leaders.
Executive Director Legacy Statement (PDF)
Reflect on what your legacy achievements will be.
The Planned Executive Director Transition (PDF)
A preparation outline.
Emergency Succession Plan (PDF)
What to do when an unplanned absence occurs. CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.
When Your Nonprofit Might Need an Interim Executive Director (PDF)
Article on the questions board leaders should ask.
Interim Executive Directors: Power in the Middle (PDF)
One of a series of articles and "how-to's" on executive transitions from
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.