Nonprofit Board Member Manual Template Pack
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Your Nonprofit Board Member Manual Template Pack Includes:
* 9-page Nonprofit Bylaws Template
* Nonprofit Board Member Application
* Board Member Contract Template
* Nonprofit Board Member Orientation Outline
* Nonprofit Board of Directors Role Description & Responsibilities
* Board Committee Descriptions & Responsibilities
* Board Member Confidentiality Agreement
* Conflict of Interest Policy SampleÂ
* Whistleblower Protection Policy
***9-page By-Laws Template for 501c3 Nonprofit***
NAME AND PURPOSES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DIRECTOR, OFFICER, AND VOLUNTEER INDEMNIFICATION
Nonprofit bylaws are the main governing document for your nonprofit. They supplement the rules already defined by the state corporation's code and will guide how your nonprofit is run.
***Nonprofit Board Member Application***
Ensure your Board Members - and prospective members - are committed to your mission and bring the proper skills you need to your Board
There are several benefits to having those interested in becoming a Board member apply to join your organization's Board, including:
It requires them to think carefully about their decision to join your Board when completing the application.
It can collect important information that otherwise might be forgotten to be collected, for example, other affiliations they have that might cause a conflict of interest, and what skills they have to bring to the Board.
BONUS:Â Questions to Ask a Board Member Applicants (PDF and Word Doc)
***Board Member Contract Template***
Generally, Nonprofit Board Member contracts are written agreements setting forth the organization's expectations for board members and what the board members can expect from the organization. While they are not intended to serve as legally enforceable contracts, board member contracts or MOUs (memorandum of understanding) Help to set clear expectations.
This sample contract has two pages.
First - one with the expectations of the Board member
Second - what the Board member can expect from your organization
***Nonprofit Board Member Orientation Outline***
Give your new Board Members what they need to serve and succeed!
Nonprofit Board Member Orientation Outline
Use this orientation outline to guide the orientation of your new board members!
Please modify this checklist based on your specific needs to ensure that all of your new board members are provided with the information necessary to fulfill their responsibilities â€“ including a deeper understanding and appreciation of your mission.
Orientation Outline Includes:
Roles and Responsibilities
Your Board orientation will thoughtfully provide your new Board members with the information they need on their role in the organization to set them up for success. Having an orientation plan will help them better understand their role while also grounding them in your mission.
***Nonprofit Board of Directors Role Description & Responsibilities***
Job Descriptions Include:Â
***Board Committee Descriptions & Responsibilities***
Committee Descriptions Include:Â
Community Outreach and Awareness Committee
Facilities and Operations Committee
Fund Development Committee
Nominating and Governing Committee
PLEASE NOTE: Sample Committee Descriptions Â and Responsibilities are for a working, not Governing Board.
***Board Member Confidentiality Agreement***
One-page confidentiality agreement
***Conflict of Interest Policy Sample for Nonprofit Board of Directors Members***
A conflict of interest is also sometimes called a "duality of interest."Â
A conflict of interest, or duality of interest, helps hold Board members accountable for being impartial and loyal to the nonprofit organization they are serving. Conflicts can arise from a variety of relations: personal, professional, or volunteer positions, for example.
This policy is based on the IRS model Conflict of Interest policy, which is an attachment to Form 1023. It also includes information needed to allow your organization to assess director independence in order to answer questions on Form 990.
***Whistleblower Protection Policy***
"A whistleblower policy encourages staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or violations of adopted policies of the organization, specifies that the organization will protect the individual from retaliation, and identifies those staff or board members or outside parties to whom such information can be reported." - Form 990 Instructions
3-Page Whistleblower Protection Policy Sample. Sections include:
Accounting and Auditing
You will receive each template in two file formats:
- Microsoft Word (.docx)
These templates was created as a sample for educational and informational purposes only. Prior to adopting this sample template for your own use, you (nonprofits and other bodies) should seek advice from your own professional advisors.
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