Ten Essential Responsibilities of Foundation Board Chairs

Publication date: 
February, 2018

Few roles are more significant in ensuring a foundation’s success than that of the board chair. But many board chairs find the role daunting and lack understanding of what is expected of them. This 22-page resource will help new and seasoned board chairs understand their 10 essential responsibilities and gain practical tips for carrying them out. The responsibilities are adaptable to all foundation types: family, community, private/independent or unstaffed. It was published by BoardSource, the national voice of nonprofit governance, with support from the Council of Michigan Foundations.