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Board Governance Orientation Toolkit

Introduction

Support Service to Seniors

Purpose Board of Directors

Types of Board

Working or Administrative Board

  1. Policy Board
  2. Policy Governance Board
  3. Collective Board

Governance

Duties of Board Directors

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Board Committees

  1. Standing Committees
  2. Ad Hoc Committees

Role of Board Members and Officers

Structure of the Board of Directors

  1. Elections
  2. Terms of Office
  3. Meetings of Board of Directors
  4. Quorum
  5. Annual General Meeting

Financial Management

  1. Fiscal Year
  2. Cheque Signing Authority
  3. Assets
  4. Collecting, Receipting and Banking of Monies
  5. Donations
  6. Donations in Kind
  7. Financial Control
  8. Financial Reporting
  9. Fundraising
  10. Honorariums and Commissions
  11. Petty Cash

Board Building: Evaluating, Recruiting, Orienting, Training and Developing

Appendices

Appendix 1: Board Development Matrix

Appendix 2: Building Your Board for increased Competency and Engagement

Appendix 3: Board Orientation Manual

Appendix 4: Sample Job Description

Appendix 5: Sample Agenda

Appendix 6: Ground rules for effective meetings

Appendix 7: Sample Terms of Reference

Appendix 8: Sample Committee Questionnaire

Appendix 9: Strategic Planning

Appendix 10: Succession Planning

Appendix 11: Sample minutes

Appendix 12: Parliamentary pointers

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