Standard A16 Explained

Why is it important for nonprofit and charitable organizations to hold at least two meetings with an unrestricted agenda? Board meetings are the most significant venue in which board members are made aware of and assess the activities of a charity or nonprofit.1 This standard recognizes that in order to govern effectively, the board of directors must hold at least two meetings in addition to meetings that address specific issues such as the appointment of officers.

From "Accreditation Preparation Workbook Section A: Board Governance,"  Katharine Zywert, Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo at the University of Waterloo, 2013.

  1. Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations: Rights, Duties, and Practices,” Industry Canada, 2002.


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