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Board Length of Service

Philosophy: A well-governed nonprofit uses a deliberate board nominating process that does not perpetuate the status quo. This provides a way to recruit members with new and different expertise, as circumstances change, and allows for greater participation by the communities served.

Standard: No elected voting member of the board serves for more than five years without standing for re-election. Organizational bylaws set a certain number of consecutive terms that can be held by a board member or provide for a limit on the number of consecutive years served.

PDF Changes to the Governance Standards   --  View the details of specific changes made to the Governance Standards, effective 4/1/14, during the 2013 Standards Review.