Failure to understand the various roles and responsibilities of board members and staff is probably the number one reasons for conflict in nonprofit organizations between staff and board. This chart simplifies and clarifies the proper lines of authority in nonprofits. It is taken from, "The Two-Hour Board Training," one of the 17 guides in the Hour Series: https://4good.org/marilyn-donnellan-president/the-hour-series-of-guides-to-nonprofit-management
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Nonprofit CEO for almost 25 years in five states, beginning with a single-staff nonprofit and ending with a $6 million nonprofit. Ten years experience as a nonprofit consultant and trainer for local, state and national organizations. President of NMS. B.A. in Human Resources Management and M.S. in Administration. Author of three books on nonprofit management: "Core Elements of a Successful Nonprofit (CD)," "The Hour Series of Guides for Nonprofit Management," and "The Complete Guide to Church Management." She is also the author of the training modules based on the Hours Series that are geared specifically for consultants and associations of nonprofits.