Depending on the size and scope of your organization, your Boards of directors’ roles can look very different. They can participate in running the organization, like an Operating/Working Board, or only address operations and strategy, like a Policy Board. Your Governance Model/Board Type is not static; it can change as your organization grows and evolves.
Take some time to explore the different Governance Models/Board Types —this toolkit does not provide an exhaustive list as there are many variations or combinations of Models/Types that you can utilize. The Model/Type you select should be right for your organization: the size, the scope of your work, your community, your organizational culture, and your strategy moving forward.
Toolkit Learning Objectives:
• Understand Nonprofit Governance Models/Board Types
• Identify some of the key characteristics of 4 basic board models
• Be able to propose a Model/Type for your organization