Session materials from "Board & Member Roles & Responsibilities," which was led by Daniel Kronovet (Berkeley Student Cooperative) at NASCO Institute 2014 and 2015.
Everyone has heard time and again that board members are “fiduciaries” of their respective organizations -- but what does that mean in practice? Co-op boards often face high levels of turnover, leading to a regular loss of institutional memory -- how can new boards be trained quickly and effectively? Board members often live and work closely with the people they “govern” -- how can the lines of responsibility be clearly drawn? In this workshop we’ll cover these questions and more as we explore strategies for creating more nimble and resilient boards.