AIGA policies and The Independent Sector checklist

Filed Under: About AIGA , governance

The following shows the relationship between the Independent Sector’s principles for good governance and ethical practice and AIGA’s policies and practices.

Independent Sector principles

AIGA principles, policies and practices

Legal compliance and public disclosure

1. Laws and regulations

Overview of AIGA’s organization and governance

Responsibilities of the board of directors and executive director

Board meeting procedures

Issues related to fiduciary responsibilities

Audited financial statement

Corporate governance and ethical considerations

Statement of ethical conduct

2. Code of ethics

Corporate governance and ethical considerations

Statement of ethical conduct

3. Conflict of interest

Corporate governance and ethical considerations

Statement of ethical conduct

4. Whistleblower policy

Whistleblower policy

5. Document retention and destruction

Document retention and destruction policy

6. Protection of assets

Summary: protection of assets

7. Availability of information to the public

Overview of AIGA’s organization and governance

Effective governance

8. Board responsibilities

Overview of AIGA’s organization and governance

Responsibilities of the board of directors and executive director

Board meeting procedures

Issues related to fiduciary responsibilities

Authority to commit AIGA

9. Board meetings

AIGA constitution and bylaws

Board resolutions, 1996 to the present

Board meeting procedures

Overview of AIGA’s organization and governance

10. Board size and structure

AIGA constitution and bylaws

Process of selecting a president

Board nominating process and charge to nominating committee

Overview of AIGA’s organization and governance

11. Board diversity

Board nominating process and charge to nominating committee

12. Board independence

Responsibilities of the board of directors and executive director

Issues related to fiduciary responsibilities

Corporate governance and ethical considerations

Board nominating process and charge to nominating committee

13. CEO evaluation and compensation

Responsibilities of the board of directors and executive director

14. Separation of CEO, board chair and treasurer roles

AIGA constitution and bylaws

15. Board education and communication

Independent Sector’s principles of good governance

Mapping of AIGA policies to Independent Sector principles [this page]

Overview of AIGA’s organization and governance

AIGA’s strategic plan

AIGA management principles

List of affiliated corporations

Responsibilities of the board of directors and executive director

Governance and ethical considerations

Statement of ethical conduct

Annual statement of commitment

Issues related to fiduciary responsibilities

Ten things for board members to remember

Authority to commit AIGA

Whistleblower policy

Board meeting procedures

Audited financial statement

Balance sheet summary

Summary: protection of assets

Investment policy for national fund balances

Asset allocation guidelines for current year

Association reserves requirements

Expense reimbursement guidelines and procedures

Endowment policy

Gift acceptance policy

Fundraising principles, policies and practices

AIGA’s financial and accounting policies

Document retention policies

AIGA constitution and bylaws

Nominating policies and practices

Process of selecting a president

Board resolutions, 1996 to the present

Guidance on AIGA involvement in political issues

Leadership bulletin (sample)

Monthly board update (sample)

Standards of professional practice

Living Principles for Design: framework and genealogy

Designers Accord

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations Millennium Goals

Kyoto Design Declaration

16. Evaluation of board performance

Board members should evaluate their performance as a group and as individuals no less frequently than every three years, and should have clear procedures for removing board members who are unable to fulfill their responsibilities

17. Board member term limits

AIGA constitution and bylaws

Board nominating process and charge to nominating committee

18. Review of governing documents

Board meeting procedures

19. Review of mission and goals

Strategic plan

Overview of AIGA’s organization and governance

20. Board compensation

Statement of ethical conduct

Issues related to fiduciary responsibilities

Expense reimbursement guidelines and procedures

Strong financial oversight

21. Financial records

Document retention and destruction policy

Audited financial statement

Balance sheet summary (five years)

22. Review of annual budget, financial performance and investments

Investment policy for national fund balances

Asset allocation guidelines for current year

Association reserves requirements

Issues related to fiduciary responsibilities

Authority to commit AIGA

23. Loans to directors, officers or trustees

Issues related to fiduciary responsibilities

Governance and ethical considerations

Statement of ethical conduct

24. Resource allocation for programs and administration

Financial polices and practices

Investment policy for national fund balances

Asset allocation guidelines for current year

Fundraising principles, policies and practices

25. Travel and other expense policies

Expense reimbursement guidelines and procedures

26. Expense reimbursement for non-business travel companions

Financial polices and practices

Responsible fundraising

27. Accuracy and truthfulness of fundraising marketing materials

Fundraising principles, policies and practices

28. Compliance with donor’s intent

Fundraising principles, policies and practices

Endowment policy

Gift acceptance policy

29. Acknowledgement of tax-deductible contribution

Fundraising principles, policies and practices

30. Gift acceptance policies

Gift acceptance policy

31. Oversight of fundraisers

Fundraising principles, policies and practices

32. Fundraiser compensation

Fundraising principles, policies and practices

33. Donor privacy

Fundraising principles, policies and practices