Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
The NAFP Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis, via three conference calls and one in-person meeting.
Directors are responsible for:
- Guiding and supporting NAFP’s strategic mission and purpose;
- Supporting NAFP’s Executive Director and reviewing his/her performance as appropriate;
- Supporting the growth of NAFP’s leadership pool through recruitment for the Board,
- Ensuring that NAFP has adequate resources to achieve its mission;
- Ensuring that resources are managed effectively and in accordance with all applicable laws
- and requirements;
- Engaging in strategic organizational planning and assessment;
- Ensuring that NAFP’s strategic goals are met as identified;
- Conducting succession planning; and
- Assessing its own performance.
- Be prepared for and present at Board meetings, having read materials and prepared to
- Be sensitive to conflicts of interest, legal and practical;
- Question any appearance of conflict of interest by a Director or staff;
- Obtain advice from NAFP staff, attorney, auditor or fellow Directors regarding any conflict
- situation or information provided to the Board which the Director does not understand;
- Be sensitive to NAFP’s financial affairs and fiduciary concerns; and
- Comply with and ensure compliance with NAFP’s Records Retention Policy.
Directors should not:
- Abuse their positions to obtain benefits or favors not available to other Members;
- Ask staff or vendors to make exceptions or bend the rules for them;
- Trade on information available to Directors not available to other Members;
- Bid on NAFP business unless bidding is open to competition to the membership generally;
- Seek to reward friends or associates with NAFP business in return for direct or indirect
- economic advantages; and
- Vote on NAFP transactions in which they have a personal economic interest.
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