Understand Your Governing Documents
All board members should have access to the following governing documents for the organization they serve:
Understand the Three Main Duties for Board Members
The board of directors of a nonprofit has three primary legal duties known as the duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience.
Understand Legal Responsibilities for an Organization
The board of directors of an organization have a duty to ensure the legal responsibilities for an organization are carried out. This is know as fiduciary duty, and includes: