Essay on Behavior of Nonprofit Boards of Director

615 Words Mar 13th, 2015 3 Pages
Understanding the Behavior of Nonprofit Boards of Directors:
A Theory-Based Approach What are Nonprofit Boards of Directors? When thinking about Nonprofit Board of Directors, you tend to think of a group of people sitting on a panel telling the owner of a company what’s best for their company. However, there are different behaviors being displayed amongst Nonprofit Board of Directors and according to (Miller-Millesen, 2003) agency theory, resource dependence theory, and institutional theory are ways to predict and understand board of behavior.
Define the Functional Responsibilities of the Board of Directors According to (Miller-Millesen, 2003), policy formation, strategic planning, program monitoring,
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These different theories may bring out certain behaviors from the board directors, but these theories can’t dictate what behavior is being displayed from the board of directors. “There are countless lists of what boards should do. Yet evidence of what boards actually do is not well documented there is a pressing need to document what boards actually do.” (Miller-Millesen, 2003)
Christian Principle Nonprofit Board of Directors is faced with a lot of adversity, but they must be accountable to doing their duty. “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?”- Luke 16:10-12
If there is any doubt that a board member can’t up hold his duty the right way, then that member should remove themselves before they jeopardize themselves and the organization. For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.-Mark 4:22

Reference: Miller-Millesen, J.L. (2003). Understanding the behavior of nonprofit boards of directors: A

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