Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Common sense non-profit board policies – 01/02/12

A primary responsibility of a non-profit board is to create policies that support the use of best practices in the organization. What are basic policies every non-profit board should approve? How are these different from policies that staff create? My guest this week is Paula J. MacLean, author of the Canadian best-seller, Great Boards Plain and Simple. We hone in on conflict of interest, committee and financial oversight policies, and even a “what kind of board are we?” policy. We also discuss an approach to getting all the policies written so other board work is not impeded.