Governance & Board Development

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Released: 02/2018

This resource helps new and seasoned board chairs understand their 10 essential responsibilities and gain practical tips for carrying them out.

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Released: 07/2005

This guide has been designed to help board members and foundation managers in defining conflicts of interest.

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Released: 01/2006

This guide is an overview on the self-dealing law, including definitions, common problem areas, exceptions, penalties, and resources.

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Released: 11/2016

This guide offers thirty-three principles for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the United States.

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Released: 12/2013

This guide provides an introduction to tools and knowledge essential in your first years of service on the board of a foundation.

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Released: 06/1996

Originally published at a time of many hospital conversions, this paper continues to provide helpful information on philanthropic options for the sale of hospital assets.

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Resource Type: Report



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Released: 10/2015

This toolkit provides extensive resources on board development, strategies to overcome common challenges and many other best practices. 

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Released: 10/2015

This report shares data and infographics on crucial topics related to board governance — including composition, member expertise and more.

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Released: 05/2020

This resource helps foundation staff members assess which tasks need to rise to the top of the to-do list.

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Resource Type: Research, Data & Reports



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Released: 10/2012

This report explores the importance of foundations seeking to build diversity and create an inclusive culture in the boardroom.

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