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Board Member Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Board as a Whole   Responsibilities of Individual Board

 Determine the mission and goals.

Select the chief staff executive.

Support the executive and evaluate her or his performance annually.

Ensure effective organizational planning.

Ensure adequate resources to accomplish the organization's mission and goals.

Ensure effective management of resources. 

Monitor the quality of the organization's programs and services.

Enhance the organization's public image.

Assess its own performance as a board.

Attend all board meetings.

Serve on at least one board committee.

Make a personal contribution to the work of the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation.  The fact that each board member gives is more important than the amount given.

In coordination with the staff and other board members, help make fundraising contacts with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and other funding sources.

Represent the organization to your constituencies and in your community.

Recruit new members and participants.

 Adapted by the N.C. Center for Nonprofits from Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, Richard Ingram, BoardSource (  

From the Board of Directors of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits