Each member of the board is expected to:
- Serve a 3 year term
- Attend monthly 2 hour meetings
- Participate actively in committee work
- Volunteer for, and willingly accept, assignments and complete them on time
- Prepare for board and committee meetings by reviewing and commenting on
- minutes and reports
- Get to know other board members and build a collegial working relationship
- Attend Interact Theater performances and Gallery openings
- Participate in fundraising efforts and support the organization by making a
- personally meaningful gift
- Serve as an advocate for the organization and its mission
Nonprofit Board Members' Responsibilities
Nonprofit board members are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the organization fulfills its mission. Board members are expected to serve as stewards to protect the assets of the organization and make sure that it operates in accordance with applicable laws.
An overriding responsibility of a governing board is that of fiduciary, which requires a duty to act for the good of others. State requirements vary, but generally (and in Minnesota), board members are held to three standards of conduct: the duty of obedience, the duty of care, and the duty of loyalty.
The duty of obedience requires board members to be faithful to the organization's mission and to act in a way that is consistent with the central goals of the organization and applicable to federal, state, and local laws. The duty of care requires board members to exercise reasonable care by staying informed, participating in decisions, and acting in good faith when they make decisions on behalf of the organization. The duty of loyalty requires board members to put the interests of the organization first when making decisions affecting the organization.
The above principles apply to board members of all nonprofit organizations, whether the organization is well-established or a start-up and whether it is a multibillion dollar enterprise or an organization with a budget and assets totaling only a few thousand dollars. It is important to note, however, that the focus of a board's work is likely to shift according to the organization's needs and priorities at different times in its life cycle. More information can be found at the Minnesota State Attorney General’s site: http://www.ag.state.mn.us/Consumer/Publications/FiduciaryDuties.asp
Responsibilities of the Board of Directors of Ιnteract Center:
Define and advance the mission of interact Center.
- Regularly review the mission and revise it if necessary.
- Engage in strategic thinking to set strategic direction and establish priorities in order to advance the mission and in response to changes in the internal and external environments.
- Ensure that adequate financial resources are secured to support Interact.
- Ensure that policies and practices are in place to protect
- the well-being, safety and development of staff, volunteers, board, clients, teaching artists, and all program participants.
- Establish risk management policies and practices that adhere to legal standards and ethical norms, protect the organization from legal action, and safeguard the organization's integrity.
- Select, support, and regularly review the performance of the executive/artistic director consistent with the expectations articulated by the board.
- Monitor the organization's performance, and ensure that policies are in place to evaluate programs and services to determine whether they advance the mission and are effective in meeting the needs of the program participants.
- Select, orient, and provide continuing education for board members, and assess the performance of the board periodically.
- Serve as ambassadors to communicate the organization's mission and programs to the various stakeholders, and ensure frequent communication with them.
- Interpret and communicate to the organization (board, staff, and volunteers) the needs of the communities served by the organization.
- Promote the organization to individual and institutional donors and to potential donors, and pitch news stories to media contacts.
If interested in board service, please contact: email@example.com or 651-209-3575.
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Requirements & Commitment
- 2 hours/month