The Effective Board Member’s Orientation Manual

18 01 2007

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This is a 28 page orientation package on basic skills for effective Board
members. Each section outline the essential skills and information Board
members need in order to maximize their benefit to the organization and the people it serves.

The organization of the material follows this list of basic skills for Board

1. Determine the organization’s mission and purpose and review these on an annual basis.
2. Ensure effective organizational planning.
3. Determine and monitor the organization’s programs and services.
4. Select the Executive Director.
5. Support the Executive Director and review her/his performance.
6. Ensure adequate resources.
7. Manage resources effectively.
8. Enhance the organization’s public image.
9. Serve as a court of appeal.
10 Assess the Board’s performance.

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