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20 questions directors of not-for-profit (NFP) organizations should ask about a director’s duties

Directors of NFP organizations have various duties to their organizations and to themselves in terms of personal liability. Learn what the duties of loyalty and care encompass, and how to successfully fulfil them.

Directors of not-for-profit organizations have various duties and responsibilities, the most fundamental of which are the fiduciary duty, or the duty of loyalty, and the duty of care. Successful fulfillment of these duties is critical both in terms of the wellbeing of the organization, and in order to protect directors from liability. This publication focuses on the duties of directors of organizations in the corporate form, both those that are registered charities and those that are not.

This guide will help you understand:

  • what it means to be a fiduciary
  • the director's duty of loyalty
  • the director's duty of care
  • how to discharge these duties

This guide is intended for:

  • directors of not-for-profit organizations