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Six Functions of a Board

1.)  Administration

  • 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.