Board Expectations

What is the role and responsibilities of the Board?

Expectations of individual board members

Each individual board member is expected to:

  • know the organization's mission, policies, programs, and needs

  • read and understand the organization's financial statements

  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for World IA Day and engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for World IA Day to advance its mission

  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve World IA Day's mission

  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings

  • participate fully in one or more committees

Adapted from: BoardSource. (2016, May 25). Board Member Job Description. Retrieved from

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