Building a Board

Source: 
Global Philanthropists Circle (Synergos)

Date

2000

Case Study Sector

Management

These three mini case studies, excerpted from the book Foundation Building Sourcebook: A Practitioners Guide Based upon Experience from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, examine issues around recruiting and developing an effective board. The first two examples explore some issues on building a board such as a board that reflects the various donor and beneficiary constituencies of the foundation and a board structure that can enable the foundation to function effectively. The third case discusses articles of a foundation’s bylaws that help to define the responsibilities of the board and the contents and logistics of board meetings.

  • Committees, Regional Advisory Committee—Foundation for the Philippine Environment
  • Committees, Regional Boards, Involvement in Annual Planning—Philippine Business for Social Progress
  • Board Criteria in a Constitution—West African Rural Foundation (Senegal)

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Keyword

  • Partnership
  • Strategy

Region

  • Africa
  • Asia

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