Board Service Glossary


Board Service Glossary

Do you know the proper terminology for nonprofits and boards of directors?

The glossary contains important terms that will help you navigate your responsibilities as a board member. From the difference between a 501(c)(3) and a 501(c)(6) to ad hoc committees and indemnification, you can quickly find all the key phrases you need to know about your nonprofit organization.

Learn more about:

  • essential documents used by nonprofits such as articles of incorporation, Form 990, and the difference between a mission and vision statement
  • legal obligations for board members including conflicts of interest
  • governance committees, executive committees, and more common committees within boards of directors

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