The board secretary provides the board with required meeting notices, prepares agendas and provides guidance on proper meeting procedures. The board secretary takes minutes of the board meetings, or oversees the process and reviews and distributes approved minutes. The secretary maintains or oversees the maintenance of all board records and committee reports.
The board treasurer oversees the finances of the organization and serves as chair of the organization’s finance committee if there is one. The treasurer utilizes an accounting and finance background in overseeing the preparation of all regular weekly, monthly and annual financial reporting, including the preparation of annual tax documents.
The governance committee member helps oversee the identification, recruitment, orientation, training and retention of board members, as the committee looks for opportunities to strengthen and evolve the board’s effectiveness, capacity, composition and ability to lead the organization into the future.
The board chair is the leader of the board and organization, oversees the hiring and supervision of the organization’s leadership, partners with the organization’s leadership to promote the organization, recruits board leaders, conducts board meetings and ensures that the overall mission and objectives of the organization are implemented, monitored and achieved.
The board member responsible for governance creates best practices in board recruitment, engagement and continuous improvement. Both a visionary and strategic, this board position requires a broad background of experiences, is willing question present practices and is experienced in group performance dynamics.