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Practice 3C: Board Governance

Posted 2017 Updated May 23, 2018
Land Trust Alliance
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This guidance covers Practice 3C, which includes six elements:

  1. Provide board members with written expectations for their service on the board

  2. ⬤ The board meets a minimum of three times per year and maintains adopted minutes of each meeting

  3. ⬤ Provide board members with sufficient and timely informational materials prior to each meeting to make informed decisions

  4. Board members evaluate their performance annually as a group and as individuals at least once every three years

  5. Adopt procedures for removing board members who are not fulfilling their responsibilities

  6. Have governing documents that contain policies and procedures (such as provisions for a quorum and adequate meeting notices) to encourage broad participation and to prevent a minority of board members from acting for the land trust without proper delegation of authority

Accreditation indicator element | ■ Terrafirma enrollment prerequisite | ▲ Required for both