Nonprofit Basics: Meeting Minutes Best Practices
Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This episode focuses on documenting decisions made at meetings of a nonprofit organization's board of directors or trustees. While everyone who attends a board meeting should keep their own notes—and those notes can follow any style and can focus on the recording person's understanding of what transpired—it is the meeting minutes as ultimately approved by the board that serve as the legal record of the decisions of the governing body.
Since the governing body members have fiduciary responsibility for the organization, the decisions described in the minutes should be carefully drafted. In this episode, I'll cover the basics for the person charged with drafting the minutes, touching on what should be included in the minutes and what can be left out.
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EO Radio Show EP #3: Nonprofit Basics: Director Duties and Best Practices for the Typical Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
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