Board Resources For Animal Sanctuaries

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Video Resource: Effective Boards For Animal Sanctuaries

Check out this roundtable discussion hosted by The Global Coalition of Farm Sanctuaries and led by Krista Hiddema about the basics of board governance for sanctuaries in the United States and Canada! Krista’s discussion covers many critical topics about boards as they pertain to nonprofit and charity organizations, including board meetings, committees, board development, board-ED relations, program evaluation, the importance of undergoing a board self-assessment, fundraising, and much more!

Effective Boards For Sanctuaries Presentation Slides

Click here to access a PDF of Krista’s slides in the Video Resource above!

Selected BoardSource Community Resources

The following external links are all a part of BoardSource’s free community resources. We highly recommend giving them a read and considering joining BoardSource as a member for access to more advanced materials all about good governance!

Getting Started With Boards

General Board Recommendations And Frequently Asked Questions

Board Policies And Templates

Board Fundraising Basics

Other Helpful Board Resources

The Animal Defense Partnership’s Model Bylaws Template

Board By-Laws should be considered a critical part of your organization’s documentation. Animal Defense Partnership has compiled a free, editable template of model board bylaws to help your sanctuary board get started and thinking critically about how to organize, conduct board operations, and effectively provide governance! Before putting any bylaws into use, we strongly suggest that you work with an attorney who knows the legal requirements of your sanctuary’s region to review the document.

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Updated on January 15, 2021

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