LAKES AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITIES
- Duty of Care: Directors and officers must perform their responsibilities in good faith and with the same care ordinary persons would use in managing their own affairs. Directors and officers must remain active and informed. The actions of directors and officers must conform to the appropriate standards of business conduct.
- Duty of Loyalty: Directors and officers must act in good faith and in a manner that does not harm the organization to the benefit of the director or officer. Directors and officers must avoid any conflicts of interest or appearances of impropriety.
- Duty of Obedience: Directors and officers must comply with the provisions of the by-laws, the articles of incorporation and the laws of the state, and must adhere to the Affiliate Covenant. Directors and officers must safeguard Habitats mission and Christian witness.
- Corporate Opportunities: As a director you cannot take advantage of business opportunities that would be of interest to your Affiliate without disclosing the information to your Affiliate.
- Confidentiality: As a director you should not disclose information about the Affiliate's activities unless the Board decides to make the information a matter of public record.
AFFILIATE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
- Development and evaluation of programs must be consistent with Habitat International's mission.
- Creation, serving and monitoring on committees necessary to complete Habitat's objectives such as Family Selection, Family Nurture, Finance, Building, etc.
- Ensure that the staff, both volunteer and paid, are committed to Habitat's vision.
- Monitor the staff for completion of mission within policies of the Board.
FINANCIAL GOALS AND PRIORITIES
- Set goals based on available resources.
- Develop operating budget.
- Cultivate contacts and programs to assist the completion of projects/mission.
- Keep everything open and honest.
- Comply with Fair Housing Laws and IRS regulations.
- Comply with sate and local laws and ordinances.
- Agreements and contracts in writing and in compliance with state laws.
- Ensure Affiliate has an attorney to address legal issues.
- Be a positive public advocate for the Affiliate.
- Be professional in public relations efforts,
COMMUNICATIONS WITH HFHI AND REGIONAL OFFICE
- Attend regional or national meetings to learn and share.
- Keep Regional office informed by sending minutes, etc.