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Board Responsibilities

Standards for Museums with Joint Governance

American Alliance of Museums

The Alliance shares standards on board structures and processes.

Your Secret Advocacy Weapon: Your Board

American Alliance of Museums

Effective advocacy is the pairing of the most effective spokesperson with the most compelling message. This excerpt from Speak Up For Museums touches upon mobilizing board members to carry out the museum’s message to elected officials. It outlines ways in which board members can expand the reach and impact of their museum’s advocacy efforts, and it identifies simple ways museums can engage their board in advocacy at all levels.

Stand For Your Mission


The Stand for Your Mission campaign is an ongoing effort to build awareness about the importance of board advocacy to advance an organization’s mission. This useful guide provides examples and resources to get the conversation started.

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

National Center for Nonprofit Boards

This paper helps clarify the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board as a corporate entity and summarizes individual board members’ responsibilities.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Nonprofit Board

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits provides a list of basic legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

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