Board/Staff Roles & Responsibilities

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Planning:

Direct the process of planning

Provide input to long range goals

Approve long range goals

Formulate annual objectives

Approval annual objectives

Prepare performance reports on achievement of goals and objectives

Monitor achievement of goals and objectives

Programming:

Assess stakeholder (customers, community) needs

Train volunteer leaders (nonprofits only)

Oversee evaluation of products, services, and programs

Maintain program records; prepare program reports

Prepare preliminary budget

Finalize and approve budget

See that expenditures are within budget during the year

Solicit contributions in fundraising campaigns (nonprofits)

Organize fundraising campaigns (nonprofits)

Approve expenditures outside authorized budget

Insure annual audit of organization accounts

Employ Chief executive Direct work of the staff

Hire and discharge staff member

Decision to add staff not within budget (nonprofit)

Settle discord among staff

Community Relations:

Interpret organization to community

Write news stories

Provide organization linkage with other organizations

Board Committees

Appoint committee members

Call Committee Chair to urge him/her into action

Promote attendance at Board/Committee meetings

Recruit new Board members

Plan agenda for Board members

Take minutes at Board meetings

Plan and propose committee organization

Prepare exhibits, material and proposals for Board and Committees

Sign legal documents

Follow-up to insure implementation of Board and Committee decisions

Settle clash between Committees

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