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Roles, Influence, and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board Member

Updated September 22, 2020

Paul Thares

SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist

Additional Authors: Ann Taecker

Board members know the important, but often unrecognized role the board plays. In addition to taking responsibility for the organizations legal and ethical obligations to donors, clients and the government boards shoulder the responsibility of providing guidance to the organization by managing the organization and leading others with their hands, minds and spirits. (Masaoka, 1999)