Do your Club and Association board members know what documents are necessary for the organization to maintain? Do you have written policies about board committees? Have you reviewed your bylaws recently? If not, ask your board members to read the BoardSource white paper “Governance Documentation: Articles, Bylaws, and policies” to learn more about the documents that are most important to the governance of your organization.
The BoardSource white paper is free and gives a great overview of the three types of documents that nonprofit boards should pay attention to:
- organizational documents that define the status of the nonprofit and how it functions
- internal guidelines for the board; and
- records that serve as the organizational memory
The BoardSource knowledge center has additional resources for your board, including frequently asked questions about serving on a board. I encourage you to take a look at their resources as they are the leading nonprofit board resource in the country.