Governing Board Member Responsibilities
Participation on the TASP governing board requires an important time commitment. Board meetings are held every other month, for two hours, on the third Monday at 3:00 PM EST. Each board member is also expected to serve on a committee. Board members connect with each other via phone, email or text on a regular basis. We are also asked to attend TASP conferences when possible.
Typical Board Member Responsibilities
Ensure effective planning. Board members actively participate in overall strategic planning and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate ongoing financial resources needed for TASP to fulfill its mission. This includes paying the annual membership dues.
Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board assists in developing an annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
Enhance the organization’s public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organizations mission, accomplishments and goals to the public and garner community support.
Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and evaluate their own performance.
Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
Hire, support and evaluate Directors. The board should ensure that directors (if needed) have the moral and professional support to further the goals of the project or organization.