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What is a governing body?

This video introduces the roles and responsibilities that come with being on a charity's governing body or board.

This video introduces the roles and responsibilities that come with being on a charity’s governing body or board.

A charity’s governing document, as well as any laws that apply to the charity, may set out:

  • the minimum and maximum number of Responsible People required on the board,
  • the diversity and skill sets required,
  • who can be appointed, and
  • the appointment process.

Do the roles and responsibilities of a governing body or board match your expectations?

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Becoming a Charity Board Member: What You Should Know

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