Committee job descriptions

July 8, 2019

I expect all committee job descriptions to have the same format and same general content areas. So here’s what I do with committees of the board of directors — and I’m using the Board Development Committee (also called the Governance Committee) as an example………

Title: Role of the Board Development Committee

Purpose of the Committee: As a committee of the Board of Directors, the Board Development Committee helps the Board carry out its due diligence function related to healthy development and operation of the board, its committees and task forces, and performance of the individual board member.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Staff to the Committee: CEO

Committee membership and operations: All committee work is done in partnership with and through the facilitation of the CEO. No committee can usurp the authority of the Board (the collective), and no committee, committee chair, or committee member directrs or oversees staff. Committee members may include both Board and non-Board Members.

Frequency of meetings: As needed – estimated at 4-6 times per year.

Scope of work for the Board Development Committee: See my next blog!!!

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, is an internationally recognized expert in fund development, board and organizational development, strategic planning, and management.

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