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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
  5. Membership Agreement

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. Current Board
  3. 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 (Travel to Board meetings is eligible for reimbursement by Dryad)
    1. Dryad/NESCENT travel Guidelines
    2. Reimbursement forms

Section VII. Policy Statements

  1. Diversity Policy (to be considered)
  2. Terms of Service
  3. Privacy Policy (coming)
  4. Preservation Policy (coming)
  5. Document retention polciy (coming)
  6. Others …


  1. Annual Calendar
  2. Website
  3. Conference calling information
  4. Key Legal Forms for Dryad
  5. Articles of Incorporation
  6. Application for tax-exemption
  7. IRS Determination Letter
  8. Past Board Meetings, former Board Members
    1. July 2012 meeting minutes
    2. November 2012 meeting minutes
    3. Board of Directors
  9. Dryad Strategic Plan
  10. Business Plan and Sustainability
  11. Risk Mitigation