The Board defines the organization’s purpose by establishing a clear statement of mission.
Determines policy of the organization.
2.) Program Planning and Budgeting
The Board defines specific needs to be addressed and target populations to be served.
Establishes goals and objectives in order of priority, consistent with the mission.
Develops realistic budget to support the program plan.
Adapts the program plan and budget annually.
3.) Evaluation of Organizational Effectiveness
The Board regularly evaluates the accomplishments of the program plan.
Assesses the achievement of the overall mission.
Evaluates the responsiveness to new situations.
Evaluates the degree of effectiveness of volunteer leadership.
4.) Retention and Evaluation of the Executive Officer
The Board hires the executive officer.
Establishes compensation and conditions of employment.
Evaluates the executive officer’s performance regularly.
5.) Financial Stewardship
The Board must take a lead in the development of financial resources.
Sets conditions and standards for all funds solicited in the agency’s name.
Exercises fiduciary care of the funds entrusted to the agency’s use
Engages in sound long range financial planning.
6.) Constituting the Community Connection
The Board represents the public interest.
Represents the interests of particular publics.
Represents the organization to the community.
Affords the community sanction to the agency and its programs.