Nonprofit boards are groups of individuals who work together to govern an organization. They do this by having regular meetings, with the goal of setting the strategy and direction, ensuring resources and oversight. Boards can also engage in philanthropic activities such as fundraising and providing professional services free of charge to the non-profit.

The majority of states have a minimum number of board members that a nonprofit organization must have. Some even require that the board be diverse in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. The requirement for diversity shouldn’t become an issue of politics. It should be based on assumption that a person does not have no conflicts of interests or other reasons to stop them from serving on the board.

The tasks of the Board includes appointing committees. They also have the responsibility of selecting and reimbursing the CEO, establishing the budget, overseeing legal issues, examining and the approval of financial reports, determining the compensation for the top staff members and establishing a strategic plan. Boards also aid in representing the organization in the community and in discussions with government entities donors, media and.

Boards are not just required to appoint committees, pick and pay the CEO, and set the budget, they must also do due diligence on potential donors to ensure they are trustworthy and are able for donations to nonprofits. They must also review and approve financial reports, and keep good minutes of each meeting. A well-functioning board will take its responsibilities seriously and will work together as a team to succeed.