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Attorneys, accountants, and other professionals can contribute valuable expertise to a board. In the best-case scenario, it would be nice if their services would be given voluntarily. However, that is not always feasible.

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It is probably impossible to find a board member who will never have a conflict of interest. An active board member often has numerous professional and personal affiliations and, undoubtedly, some of them cross paths with your organization. He or she may have been chosen as a board member partly because of these associations or the contacts they might provide.

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All nonprofits should be able to recognize and manage conflicts of interest to avoid getting their organization into a terrible fix, or a damaged reputation, or a loss of funding.

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Nonprofit organizations should adopt policies, approved by the board of directors that provide clear guidance on a range of legal, financial, human resources and other areas. 

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There are many ways to structure the evaluation of an executive director. Often the board delegates the job to a subcommittee of the board (e.g. executive team), although the whole board should have an opportunity for input. 

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A letter from Maryland Nonprofits to Congressman Cummings regarding a hearing to receive a progress report on the 2020 Census.

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A letter from Maryland Nonprofits to Congressman Cummings regarding a hearing to receive a progress report on the 2020 Census.

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In Maryland, nonprofits are private entities and generally are not required to hold “open meetings” unless they were created by governmental action or unless the organization has been required to do so by a governmental entity that funds the organization. However, receiving government funding does not normally require “open meetings.”

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What does your organization do? How you respond when asked that question is key in your ability to raise funding, attract employees, and grow your audience. By Karen Cheeks, Associate Member and Founder of Cheeks Communications.

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Minutes are business records of the organization. Minutes should be kept of all meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as committee meetings where the committee is making decisions on behalf of the board.

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