The governance committee’s basic purpose is to help the board — and ultimately the organization — reach its full potential. This simple statement encompasses a complex set of responsibilities that influence a board’s capacity for effective governance. Sometimes called the conscience of the board, this committee adds value by institutionalizing best practices in three areas: strategic recruitment, effective board engagement, and intentional revitalization. Every board should have a governance committee.
Questions answered in this chapter from Nonprofit Board Committees include the following:
This PDF includes the first chapter of Nonprofit Board Committees — Transforming Committee Structure — as well as the Governance Committee chapter.