Governance and Support Organizations Resources
Accountability and Ethics
This section addresses codes of ethics, conflict of interest, disclosure, record retention, standards and best practices, tax issues related to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status and whistleblower protection.
- Accountability and Ethics
- Conflict of Interest
- Code of Ethics
- Legal Issues
- Record Retention
- Tax Issues
- Whistleblower Protection
This section has information about advisory boards, committees, position descriptions for individual board members and officers, size and term limits.
This section has resources on articles of incorporation, bylaws, delegation of authority, management agreements and statements of support.
This section offers information about meetings, retreats and board self-assessment.
- Board Assessment
- Board Meetings and Retreats
- Engaging your Museum’s Trustees
- Promoting Effectiveness
New Board Members
This section provides resources on board development, diversity and orientation.
The Alliance provides over 70 recorded webinars covering a range of topics including on governance practices. Purchase of each recorded webinar includes access to the archived recording and presentation materials.
Relationship with Staff
This section addresses the roles and responsibilities of board and staff, the board’s role in personnel administration, and the special relationship the board has with the director.
This section addresses succession planning and transitions.
This section provides resources on friends groups and charitable support organizations.