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Board of Directors Manual and Best Practices

Table of Contents

Section I: Dryad, the Board of Directors, and Membership  

  1. Dryad
  2. The Board of Directors
  3. Dryad Membership
  4. Membership Policy

Section II: Being a Board Member

  1. Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
  2. Dryad Board Operations
  3. Board Member Qualifications
  4. Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members and the Board Chairperson
  5. Bringing Positive Energy into the Boardroom

Section III: By‐laws and Operating Rules

  1. Bylaws
  2. How the Agenda for a BOD Meeting is Created

Section IV: Board Standing Committees

  1. Finance
  2. Governance

Section V. Staff and Organizational chart

  1. Senior Staff Listing
  2. Organization Chart

Section VI: Policies Pertaining to the Board

  1. Conflicts of Interest and Code of Conduct
  2. Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Coverage
  3. Travel/Meeting Expense Reimbursements

Section VII. Policy Statements

  1. Diversity Policy (to be considered)
  2. Others …

Appendices

  1. Annual Calendar
  2. Web Site Information
  3. Key Legal Forms for Dryad
  4. Articles of Incorporation
  5. IRS Determination Letter
  6. Listing of Past Board Members and their Periods of Service
  7. Dryad Strategic Plan