GOV 5 - Organization of the Governing Body
Note: Please see Tip Sheet: Board Manual Table of Contents in the Tools Index for additional assistance with this standard.
NA The organization is not otherwise required to have a governing body.
The governing body establishes in the organizationís charter, by-laws or similar document:
Interpretation: Organizations are expected to stay current with community and governmental expectations for stringent, independent committee oversight as with, for example, the importance of an audit committee.
The governing body establishes in writing:
Interpretation: Recommended practice points to the importance of establishing limits of duration of membership while preserving the continuity and knowledge needed to support long term plans. Adoption of these practices should match the organizationís stage of development.
Governing body members:
Interpretation: Privately held, for-profit organizations may not need to formally conduct the activities listed if governing body members are actively running the organization.
The organization maintains a governing body manual that includes governing body-approved policies and up-to-date minutes and records of all meetings.
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