A board of directors is a body of elected members who jointly oversee the activities of a charity and limited company.
A board of directors’ activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it or conferred on it by an authority outside itself.
These matters are typically detailed in the charity’s constitution and bylaws.
The board meets several times a year and the meetings are structured to allow open discussion.
Expectations and responsibilities of a board member include:
• The development of the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals.
• Guide and consult, help to build on matters of strategy, governance and finance direction of the charity.
• Ongoing assessment of the Charity’s legal integrity.
• Seek to secure financial support for the charity i.e. partnerships, fundraising, development.