Levels of Board Involvement

Minimum levels of board involvement are defined below. 

Independent Living Philosophy 

  1. Ensuring a vision of the future 
  2. Establishing the organization’s guiding values 
  3. Adopting a mission statement that identifies the organization’s beneficiaries, defines the general business the organization is engaged in, and defines the end result sought from the organization’s efforts 
  4. Adopting short term and long term goals 
  5. Monitoring the progress of the plan

Financial Management

  1. Understanding and approving fiscal reports 
  2. Approving the annual budget 
  3. Monitoring the budget against actual fiscal performance 
  4. Overseeing the annual audit 
  5. Complying with tax and corporate law

Program and Services

  1. Ensuring programs are consistent with the mission 
  2. Approving all program plans annually 
  3. Evaluating programs 
  4. Monitoring program accomplishments
  5. Community Relations
  1. Contributing to the organization 
  2. Creating a development plan 
  3. Monitoring the plan

Human Resource Management

  1. Setting personnel policies 
  2. Determining the need for an executive 
  3. Developing the executive job description 
  4. Hiring and supervising the executive 
  5. Establishing an affirmative action plan 
  6. Monitoring compliance with laws and policies with Compliance Officer
  7. Acting as a court of last resort 
  8. Acknowledging the Executive Director as the head of the staff of the organization, the person responsible for hiring and supervising all employees and the person to execute strategic plan and contract obligations

Administration Management (Information Management)

  1. Determining what kind of information is needed 
  2. Determining who needs the information 

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