Board Responsibilities & Structure

Help Friends of the Inyo improve the effectiveness of their board by clarifying its role(s), structure and function in itself and in relation to their organization.
Friends of the Inyo
Bishop, CA, USA
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Bishop, CA, USA


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Posted October 22nd

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What We Need
  • Document outlining relationship of board to your organization, including its role, responsibilities, and structure
  • Document defining the roles and responsibilities of individual board members, including empty seats if applicable
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have board member agreement, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have board member code of conduct, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $7,248 , allowing us to focus more on our programs. We are involved in two campaigns for permanent protection, and other initiatives to protect the ecosystem. in the Eastern Sierra.

This project will help the board clarify board expectations and address board engagement. Board term limits could help with creating a diverse board.

Project Plan

Prep: Current Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides overview of the current function and purpose of the board
  • Volunteer Manager shares current or past board role and responsibility descriptions, if any, as well as relevant materials such as internal policies and procedures already in place
  • Volunteer receives a list of relevant executive management to interview or survey, if applicable
Milestone 1: Research & Brainstorming
  • Volunteer connects with Volunteer Manager for brainstorming session to determine organization's needs, board engagement goals, and any missing roles
  • Volunteer interviews executive management, if applicable
Milestone 2: Draft
  • Professional develops and submits draft clearly identifying board and individual board member roles and responsibilities, function, and structure to Volunteer Manager for review
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback on Volunteer's suggestions
Milestone 3: Final Document
  • Professional incorporates feedback into final draft of documents
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About The Org

Friends of the Inyo
Posted by
Wendy S.

Executive Director

Our Mission

Friends of the Inyo's mission is to ensure the public lands of the Eastern Sierra exist in an intact, healthy natural state for people and wildlife through preservation, stewardship, exploration and education.


Cyndi’s expertise was invaluable. She quickly responded by creating an outstanding document for our nonprofit organization. I appreciate and value her knowledge and highly recommend her for future projects.
Wendy S.
Wendy S.

Executive Director

Board Responsibilities & Structure Project

FOI is a wonderful organization. Marjorie was able to articulate the needs of the project clearly and provided positive feedback regarding the direction and goal, which made working on/completing it a satisfying opportunity.
Cyndi M.
Cyndi M.