Developing an effective Advisory Board is a critical step in the formation of a viable nonprofit organization that will be successful in meeting a particular need in the community. Advisory board members have many responsibilities, which are outlined in the attached advisory board handbook.
Once you've reviewed the handbook and you're ready to start recruiting advisory board members, please keep the following policies in mind:
- The Project Leader can and should serve on the advisory board
- Advisory Board members can't be hired as consultants due to conflicts of interest
- Your program liaison can't be on your advisory board
- Community Partners staff members may serve on your advisory board on a case by case basis. Please speak with your program liaison for more information on this.
- Employees other than the Project Leader can't serve on the advisory board
- Advisory board members can earn compensation. They may be reimbursed for appropriate expenses.
- Your advisory board should have a minimum of three advisory board members.