Ten Essential Responsibilities of Foundation Board Chairs

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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.

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February 2018

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