Legal responsibilities of nonprofit boards
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Legal responsibilities of nonprofit boards by Bruce R. Hopkins

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Published by BoardSource in Washington, DC .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Nonprofit organizations -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States,
  • Boards of directors -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States,
  • Tort liability of charitable organizations -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-31) and index.

StatementBruce R. Hopkins.
SeriesBoardSource governance series ;, bk. 5
LC ClassificationsKF1388.7 .H67 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3673543M
ISBN 101586860585
LC Control Number2003006504

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: Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards (Boardsource Governance Series) (): Hopkins, Bruce R.: Books/5(2). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hopkins, Bruce R. Legal responsibilities of nonprofit boards. Washington, DC: BoardSource, © (OCoLC)   Never have these words been more true than when it comes to serving on a nonprofit’s board of directors. Being asked or elected to serve on a board can be a huge honor, but it also comes with great legal and fiscal responsibilities. Legal Duties. Let’s start with three of the major legal duties. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "First printing, October "--Title page verso. Description: vi, 86 pages ; 23 cm. Contents.

This guidebook reflects a collaborative effort. The idea of a reference book outlining the roles and responsibilities of board members of North Carolina nonprofit corporations arose from conversations between the Executive Council of the Business Law Secti on of the N.C. Bar Asso ciation and the N.C. Center for Nonprofits. With guidance and File Size: KB. Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, Second Edition. Book 2 in the Governance Series published by BoardSource, ISBN 1‐‐‐7. The author has attempted to extract those items that apply to appointed and elected boards, as well as nonprofit. A nonprofit's board of trustees is responsible for overseeing the operation of the organization and assuring the organization's conformance with the law. The board ensures that its organization upholds the interests of the public--the foundation on which the nonprofit sector is built. This paper covers the basic responsibilities of a nonprofit. LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARDS OF NONPROFIT ASSOCIATIONS1 I. OVERVIEW A. The Legal Responsibilities of Being a Member of the Board. A Board member acts as a part of a Board, and directs – but does not perform – the association’s duties. The Board member acts on behalf of one or more Size: KB.

The Three Legal Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board of Directors1 The standard of care has moved away from fiduciary (trustee) care to that of providing oversight of an on-going business entity. Case law precedent has made the responsibilities of being on a nonprofit board essentially the same as being on a corporate board of Size: 33KB. Washington State Nonprofit Corporation Act, located in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapter B oard members of Washington state nonprofit organizations must discharge their duties in good faith, in a manner that each member reasonably believes to be in the best interests of the organization, and with the care that an. A GUIDE TO NONPROFIT BOARD SERVICE Dear Board Member: Thank you for serving as a director of a nonprofit charitable corporation. Oregonians rely heavily on charitable corporations to provide many public benefits, and our quality of life is dependent upon the many volunteer directors who are willing to give of their time and Size: KB. A nonprofit’s Board of Directors functions as the governing body of the nonprofit and has an overall responsibility for the organization. The role of the Board of Directors is to act as a group making decision to further the purpose of the nonprofit. Some of these decisions and responsibilities are: 1.