A non-profit organization's board of directors (board) is responsible for leading the organization to achieve its mission and providing oversight of its current activities. It is the board's responsibility to define the organization's mission and purpose, select and oversee management officials, plan for the future and ensure that the organization has adequate resources to achieve its mission. The board of directors should be proactive leading the organization and ensuring its future success. There are numerous resources publicly available to provide guidance on best practices and effective leadership. A few articles have been listed below for quick reference:
What Are the Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
How should a nonprofit board of directors be structured?
How does a nonprofit safeguard against organizational conflict of interest?
The articles referenced above are from BoardSource.org, an advocacy group for building effective nonprofit boards. Below is a feed of recent content that BoardSource.org has published.