Board of Directors – Guidelines

Our directors are truly the “heart and hands” of our organization, generously giving their time and skills to helping others in need.

 Below is a copy of our guidelines:

BOARD MEMBER GUIDELINES

OVERVIEW

Board members are selected based on their commitment to the mission as well as their individual expertise in relation to the needs of the organization and the composition of the Board as a whole. It is essential to identify and nominate board members with the leadership and experiential abilities to perform their duties as board members. Additionally, to be effective, board members must have a clear understanding of the expectations and level of commitment required of membership, and be capable of meeting those requirements.

BOARD MEMBER EXPECTATIONS

Commitment of time to:

• Attend and participate in board meetings,
•Participate in board email discussions
•Elect new board
•Select executive committee
•Take on specific projects as needed
•Advise members and executive committee
•Guide and grow organization, including finding new volunteers
•Publicize and identify fundraising opportunities for ACT
•Accept special assignments or leadership positions, and
•Stay informed on issues and read materials.
 

Understand the authority, duties, and responsibilities of the Board as outlined in the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws.

Hold others and yourself accountable for the mission, financial viability and effectiveness of the organization.

Avoid conflicts of interest and other unethical behavior.

Support board decisions.

Treat board matters confidentially.

 

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