An Overview of the Roles of Board and Executive Staff

Does your Board of Directors know its responsibilities, and does it understand its relationship with the executive director and staff? Knowing your roles, and communicating well, are keys to a nonprofit’s success or failure. Is your organization prepared for events such as the loss of the executive director, reputational risk, or financial misappropriation? What policies and procedures should be put in place to avoid “founders syndrome” and assure a smooth transition to a new executive director or other key staff, and to maintain financial stability?

In this webinar, we discuss basic Board roles, the importance of a good board-executive director relationship, and some of the top threats and challenges facing nonprofits. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the roles of boards and staff, and with resources that they can use to dive deeper into these issues.

Presented by: Laura K. Maloney, Chief Operating Officer of The Humane Society of the United States, and Jackie Bennett, GFAS Deputy Director, Great Apes and Regional Accreditation.

An Overview of The Roles of Board and Executive Staff

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