A Job Description for Directors: Learn these duties and keep liability a stranger

by Lisa A. Runquist Business Law Today, Volume 4, Number 2, November/December 1994 You are the volunteer legal advisor and a director of Feeding the Homeless, a nonprofit. In between swigs of coffee at breakfast, you notice an item in the morning paper. The headline: “Feeding the Homeless fees itself.” Seems a reporter found out…

Responsibilities and Duties of a Director of a Nonprofit Organization

by Lisa A. Runquist Charitable Giving and Solicitation, 1991 Macmillan Information Company, Inc. With many nonprofit organizations, there has been a tendency to select members of the board of directors on the basis of the prestige these directors will lend to the organization. Many directors respond by regarding the position as an “honorary” or “figurehead”…

Trojan Horse: How Many Congregations Should One Church Have?

by Lisa A. Runquist WORKS, November 1991, Vol. I, No. 6. Pastor Smith’s inner-city congregation had dwindled. Most members were elderly; the young people had moved away and attended churches closer to home. So, the church board agreed that the church needed to focus its ministry to include people now in the area, most of…

Civil Rights an Civil Wrongs

by Lisa A. Runquist WORKS, Vol. I, No. 3, August 1991. Pastor Jones was puzzled. He had just gone to an employment seminar and found out that he couldn’t discriminate against people because of their sex. He asked about discriminating against homosexuals and was told that this was also prohibited. How, he thought, could this…