NASW, OH Chapter Board
Orientation
NASW Mission
NASW is a membership organization
with three primary functions:
2. Enhance professional growth and
devel...
NASW Governance
• Delegate Assembly
• 200 elected delegates
• 22 voting members of the National board of Directors
•...
Chapter Guiding Documents
 Chapter Bylaws
 National Bylaws
 Nominations/Election Standards
 Personnel Policie...
Chapter Boards’ Roles
 Honor mission of the Association
 Manage Chapter finances responsibly
 Conduct program ...
Chapter Board Executive Committee
 Mandated committee of Board officers
 Takes action within general policies,
...
Board Members are to have
knowledge of…
 Short and long-term program priorities
 Contracts or agreements that affec...
Program and Priority Areas
Board members shall become familiar with the
following areas of chapter business:
• Legis...
Partnership with National
 Chapters are extensions of the NASW National
Office
 National Office fosters peer...
Chapters and Purpose
NASW has 50 State Chapters and a chapter in:
• New York City;
• Metro-Washington, DC; The ...
Chapter Accountability
• We are ONE Association
• Chapters are accountable to the National Board
of Directors:
...
National Office Accountability
Committee on Inquiry/Professional
Review
•Oversees chapter
professional review activity
•Co...
How is the Chapter Financed?
 Rebates from
membership dues
 Supplemental
grants at discretion
of nation...
Support to Chapters from National is
provided through Chapter Services
• Fosters communication
• Quarterly Newsletter –...
Chapter Services
• Assists with Executive Director Transitions
• Assist with ED transition plans
• Serves on ED...
Chapter Services Staff
 Samuel Read, Division Director,
Customer Service
 Sue Jashinsky
 Richard Loomis
BOARD MEMBER AND CHAPTER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Roles and Responsibilities
Functions of Chapter Board
 Effective organizational planning
 Provision of adequate resources
 Manage resources ...
What is your role as a Board
Member?
•Keep mission current
•Articulate vision for future
•Develop strategic and annual p...
What is the role of Chapter
Executive?
•Oversees and is responsible for, the
chapter’s day-to-day operations
•Participate...
A Board Member Brings…
 Expertise in a variety of areas
 Knowledge of the community
 Ability to be spokespersons...
Executive Directors Bring
 Professionalism and expertise
 Basic knowledge of the Association
 Ability to interpret boa...
Directors’ and Board Officers’
Liability Insurance
 Specific insurance policy to
safeguard board members and the
...
Legal Responsibilities
 Duty of Care
 Duty of Obedience
 Duty of Loyalty
Legal Responsibilities
BOARD EXECUTIVE
 Exercises fiduciary  Informs the Board
role ...
Financial Responsibilities
BOARD EXECUTIVE
 Reviews periodic  Oversees
financial reports a...
Planning Responsibilities
BOARD EXECUTIVE
 Supports the mission  Develops specific
and proper di...
Personal Responsibilities
BOARD EXECUTIVE
 Adopts/reviews  Implements personnel
...
Revenue Raising
Responsibilities
BOARD EXECUTIVE
 Establishes fundraising  Makes recommend...
Board Governance
Responsibilities
BOARD EXECUTIVE
 Maintains board minutes and  ...
Short Legal Checklist
 Do meeting notices  Are contracts current?
meet requirements of  Are b...
Board Code of Conduct
 Demonstrates integrity, professionalism,
and accountability
 Proclaims support for good ...
Robert’s Rules of Order
 NASW refers to Robert’s rules
of Order for guidance on
meeting facilitation and man...
Governance Documents
 NASW Standards for Chapter Operations
 Conflict of Interest Policy
 Removal of Board Member...
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Nasw Oh Chapter Board Orientation1

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  • 1. NASW, OH Chapter Board Orientation
  • 2. NASW Mission NASW is a membership organization with three primary functions: 2. Enhance professional growth and development of its members. 3. Create and maintain professional standards 4. Advance sound social policy.
  • 3. NASW Governance • Delegate Assembly • 200 elected delegates • 22 voting members of the National board of Directors • 56 chapter executives and the National executive director with non-voting delegate status • National Board of Directors • 4 Officers & President Elect • 1 MSW Student, 1 BSW Student • 2 at-large members, 1 elected from a CDF chapter • 13 Regional Representatives • Executive Committee • 4 Officers, 4 Board Members, and President-elect
  • 4. Chapter Guiding Documents  Chapter Bylaws  National Bylaws  Nominations/Election Standards  Personnel Policies for Chapters  Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan CLICK ON THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS TO ACCESS
  • 5. Chapter Boards’ Roles  Honor mission of the Association  Manage Chapter finances responsibly  Conduct program and policy planning and evaluation
  • 6. Chapter Board Executive Committee  Mandated committee of Board officers  Takes action within general policies, programs, and budget
  • 7. Board Members are to have knowledge of…  Short and long-term program priorities  Contracts or agreements that affect chapter activities  Traditions and culture of the chapter  Annual goals and objectives  Fiscal health of chapter
  • 8. Program and Priority Areas Board members shall become familiar with the following areas of chapter business: • Legislative/electoral issues • Issues that impact the chapter • Membership recruitment and retention • Social work public education campaign • Annual conference planning • Web Communications • Administration and Management issues • NASW Governance
  • 9. Partnership with National  Chapters are extensions of the NASW National Office  National Office fosters peer-to-peer exchange Collaboration and Partnerships are Fostered. NASW, OH Chapter
  • 10. Chapters and Purpose NASW has 50 State Chapters and a chapter in: • New York City; • Metro-Washington, DC; The program and structure of chapters • Puerto Rico; are for the purpose of • The U.S. Virgin Islands; encouraging and • Guam; and a facilitating member • International Chapter participation.
  • 11. Chapter Accountability • We are ONE Association • Chapters are accountable to the National Board of Directors: • Through regular review of annual reports • Expending funds • Managing human resources • Carrying on activities in accordance with the program and policy objectives of NASW • The National Board has the power to levy sanctions for noncompliance.
  • 12. National Office Accountability
  • 13. Committee on Inquiry/Professional Review •Oversees chapter professional review activity •Collaboration between the chapter and the National Office on the review process and distinct roles and Responsibilities.
  • 14. How is the Chapter Financed?  Rebates from membership dues  Supplemental grants at discretion of national board of directors  Non-dues income
  • 15. Support to Chapters from National is provided through Chapter Services • Fosters communication • Quarterly Newsletter – The Bridge • Quarterly conference calls with presidents & Executive Directors • Promotes information on NASW Web site and Chapter Extranet • Training • Provides leadership training and development
  • 16. Chapter Services • Assists with Executive Director Transitions • Assist with ED transition plans • Serves on ED search committee • Facilitates contract process with NASW’s office of General Counsel • Monitors Chapter Development Fund for chapters with 1,000 or less members • 3% of each member’s dues are allocated to CDF chapters.
  • 17. Chapter Services Staff  Samuel Read, Division Director, Customer Service  Sue Jashinsky  Richard Loomis
  • 18. BOARD MEMBER AND CHAPTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Roles and Responsibilities
  • 19. Functions of Chapter Board  Effective organizational planning  Provision of adequate resources  Manage resources effectively  Determine and monitor the Chapter’s programs and Services  Support Association’s social work public education campaign  Support the executive director and review her or his job performance  Assess its own performance
  • 20. What is your role as a Board Member? •Keep mission current •Articulate vision for future •Develop strategic and annual plans •Establish and dissolve committees and task forces •Ensure financial solvency •Enhance organization’s public image •Build membership
  • 21. What is the role of Chapter Executive? •Oversees and is responsible for, the chapter’s day-to-day operations •Participates in, and supports, the board policy process •Administers and implements board policies
  • 22. A Board Member Brings…  Expertise in a variety of areas  Knowledge of the community  Ability to be spokespersons  Support for a democratic process  Capacity for critical review of ideas and issues.  Varied experiences and interests.  New energy and perspectives.
  • 23. Executive Directors Bring  Professionalism and expertise  Basic knowledge of the Association  Ability to interpret board policy  Capability to coordinate board activities  Identification of potential problems
  • 24. Directors’ and Board Officers’ Liability Insurance  Specific insurance policy to safeguard board members and the association  Coverage against lawsuits resulting from performing board duties  D&O insurance is a separate policy from the general liability policy.
  • 25. Legal Responsibilities  Duty of Care  Duty of Obedience  Duty of Loyalty
  • 26. Legal Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Exercises fiduciary  Informs the Board role  Compiles information  Maintains corporate for annual filing status  Implements financial and business arrangements  Signals if problems are likely to occur  Prepares budget
  • 27. Financial Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Reviews periodic  Oversees financial reports and preparation of changes in financial periodic financial position reports  Ensures proper  Implements proper controls are in place financial controls
  • 28. Planning Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Supports the mission  Develops specific and proper direction program goals and for Association. objectives based  Reviews program onboard specified plan and progress mission and evaluates  Develops reports to programs. demonstrate progress.
  • 29. Personal Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Adopts/reviews  Implements personnel personnel policies policies  Hires executive  Hires all other director and evaluates personnel and performance evaluates performance  Approves executive’s  Recommends staff salary and salaries and compensation. compensation.
  • 30. Revenue Raising Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Establishes fundraising  Makes recommendations foals and assists in fundraising  Participates in efforts fundraising efforts  Implements the  Approves membership fundraising plan recruitment and  Implements membership retention plan. recruitment and retention plan.
  • 31. Board Governance Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Maintains board minutes and  Archives board minutes manages lapsed board members  Provides committee support  Provides committee oversight  Implements bylaws amendments  Conducts bylaws reviews  Provides support for  Conducts the nominations and nominations and elections elections process committee  Conducts board self-  Provides support for board evaluations. self-evaluations.
  • 32. Short Legal Checklist  Do meeting notices  Are contracts current? meet requirements of  Are budget reports and bylaws? balance sheets  Have minutes of distributed regularly? meetings been  Are board actions in approved by the board? compliance with bylaw?  Are motions clearly  Are bylaws reviewed stated and votes regularly? recorded?  Is that national Office  Are all local, state, and consulted on legal federal reports accurate issues that arise? and timely?
  • 33. Board Code of Conduct  Demonstrates integrity, professionalism, and accountability  Proclaims support for good governance and commitment for its observance  Expresses the moral framework of the Association  Observes rules that are in the best interest of the Association.
  • 34. Robert’s Rules of Order  NASW refers to Robert’s rules of Order for guidance on meeting facilitation and management  The rules articulate the proper parliamentary procedure to address the order of business  At the chapter level, it is not mandatory to follow Robert’s rules verbatim.
  • 35. Governance Documents  NASW Standards for Chapter Operations  Conflict of Interest Policy  Removal of Board Member Policy  Evaluation of the Executive Director  Strategic Plan PowerPoint CLICK ON THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS TO ACCESS

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