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POL 361 Week four

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POL 361 Week four POL 361

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-These notes cover the six key principles of being a good board member -Includes discussion Questions
` Nonprofits: Politics & Policy
Amber R. Overholser
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexandra Wolfe on Thursday September 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POL 361 at Miami University taught by Amber R. Overholser in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see ` Nonprofits: Politics & Policy in Political Science at Miami University.

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POL 361—Non Profits Week Four Word = Important term word= Important idea word= Example Six Responsible Board Practices 1. Become an Active Board Member a. Understanding the Mission Statement: Keeping in mind how the organization works, and for what purposes, is important in making executive decisions, in the interest of the goals forwhich it exists. 2. Attend All Meetings a. It is important to note that your absence does not mean you will not be held responsible for the decisions made during the meeting. b. You are on the board because people respect your opinion. You not being there results in a lack of diverse opinions 3. Have Sound Financial Management Tools and Control Systems a. Should know how the organization functions financially b. Ought to know how to file taxes and other paper paperwork c. Must remain updated on new laws. 4. Speak Up a. During disagreements one should always participate in the discussion. This way the discussion is inclusive to all opinions and perspectives. b. Always speak up when the organizations goals and objectives are not being met. 5. Identify Conflicts of Interest a. This allows you to remain nonpartisan and could potentially save you from scandals. b. Allows your organization to maintain its integrity 6. Staffing a. The executive director should have its own personnel policy guidelines. b. The board is also in charge of ensuring these policies are enforced and are up to date with all applicable mandates of law. DiscussionQuestions: - Whyis it importantforyourboardtounderstandthemission statement? - Whyis it beneficialtoyourboardto attendallmeetings? - Whywouldnotspeakingup duringmeetingshinderthe success of your organization? - Whatis an exampleofa conflictofinterest?Whyis it smartto avoidtheseas an organization? - Whatqualitiesmakea persona goodboardmember?


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