AIGA’s governance policies

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The responsibilities of a board of directors include:

  • Setting and ensuring that the provisions of the organization’s mission statement and governance policies are being followed
  • Being certain the organization is fulfilling all aspects of its not-for-profit and tax-exempt status and adhering to AIGA’s governance and other policies, some of which are required by IRS regulations
  • Approving the annual budget, reviewing and accepting the audited annual financial statements and IRS Form 990
  • Hiring, evaluating and, if necessary, terminating the chief staff office

AIGA’s governance policies are published on Directors are asked to review and sign individual statements of commitment each year, as a reminder of the financial and other responsibilities they have agreed to in serving a term on the board.

As part of the IRS Form 990, AIGA must have each director review and sign a statement of ethical conduct and reveal any financial or other relationships with the organization or with other members of the board.

Governance policies include items that reflect AIGA fiscal policies, budgets and financial controls; AIGA’s goals, objectives and programs; legal counsel; business policies and practices; conflict of interest policies and practices; IRS filings; and the organization’s insurance program, all of which contribute to the board’s ability to maintain accountability over the soundness and integrity of the organization.

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