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BSCM Board Member Responsibilities

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Know the organization's mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs.
  • Enhance the BSCM's public standing.
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability.
  • Ensure effective organizational planning
  • Manage resources effectively.
  • Determine, monitor and strengthen BSCM's programs and services.
  • Keep abreast of trends in the field.
  • Serve on at least one Board committee.
  • Undertake assignments willingly when asked.
  • Complete designated tasks in a timely manner
  • Bring a sense of humor to board and committee meetings.
  • Be responsive to fellow board members and volunteer and reply to emails and phone calls promptly.
  • Assess Board performance.

GOVERNANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review mission, by-laws, job descriptions, goals, policies and programs regularly and consider revisions as needed.
  • Consider and approve an annual BSCM budget.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend programs and pay registration fees.
  • Make a donation to BSCM monetarily and or in-kind supporting our standard of 100% Board participation.
  • Assist the organization by participating in fund raising strategies and activities.
  • Be alert and proactive to funding opportunities.

FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exercise due diligence in the control and transfer of funds.
  • Faithfully read and understand the organization's financial statements and otherwise help the Board fulfill its fiduciary responsibility.

MEETINGS

  • Prepare, attend and participate in regularly scheduled Board, Committee and special meetings as consistently as possible.
  • Maintain confidentiality of the Board's executive decisions; adhere to Board Confidentiality Policy.
  • Suggest agenda items for Board and Committee meetings to ensure that significant issues are regularly addressed.
  • Ask timely and substantive questions.
  • Support the majority decision.

ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Abide by the Board Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Serve the organization as a whole, rather than special interest groups.
  • Maintain independence and objectivity; and do what fairness, ethics and personal integrity dictate.
  • Never accept or offer favors or gifts from or to anyone who does business with the organization.

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