Staying legal and operating within the confines a 501(c)3 non-profit takes due diligence and vigilant attention to the budgets and mission of the organization you work for. At times a board member’s role can become convoluded, with very little training on what it means to be an effective board member.
New Hampshire has over 800 non-profits that make up jobs, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and revenue in the state. With 501 (c)3’s as a major component to what makes the state run, it’s important to have a fundamental understanding of what it takes to keep a board running smoothly.
Terry Knowles from the NH Department of Justice presents to the class on the importance and efficacy of “Robert’s Rules of Order” and the issues at hand when you take on the responsibility of serving on a board.