New to the board? Not sure you understand what your role is supposed to be? Check out these resources as a starting point. This is a complex area of leadership in the nonprofit sector, involving high level skills relating to collaboration, strategic thinking, navigating group dynamics and relationships as well as fiduciary and oversight responsibilities.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the volume of information out there but remember you don’t need to know it all right away – just be open to learning and take opportunities to contribute from where your strengths lie now with a goal to develop new skills as you go. Remember to search this site for other resources: by using keywords like ‘governance’ or ‘board’
Sign up for our series of governance workshops brought to you in partnership with VolunteerMBC
Overview of roles and responsibilities: http://managementhelp.org/boards/boards.htm
Check out the 20 questions series from the CICA.
Want to know more about the relationship between Board and staff (Executive Director or CEO)?
Other resources that might help:
Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Always Ask
Community Driven Governance http://peelleadershipcentre.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/governing-for-what-matters-community-driven-governance/