Nonprofit organizations must not only function within the legal frameworks created by the federal government and the state in which they operate, but also within the ethical guidelines and standards to maintain the public’s trust. In this Discussion, you will explain the legal and ethical responsibilities of a board of directors.
Review this week’s Learning Resources in preparation for the Discussion.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post a legal and ethical restriction and an affirmative obligation that a nonprofit organization may have. Provide an analysis of the boards’ ethical and legal responsibilities, and how they impact policy formulation. Support your response using laws, ethical codes, and current literature. As an ED, how would you begin addressing these legal and ethical situations or concerns in your organization?