How the Texas SandTray Association Board Works
Overall TSTA Board Member Responsibilities
Duty of Care – Ensuring TSTA’s assets are used with prudence and care.
Duty of Loyalty – Ensuring the board makes decisions in TSTA’s best interest.
Duty of Obedience – Ensuring TSTA is continually in compliance with its bylaws and all other laws and regulations.
• Organizational Planning — The TSTA Board is responsible for creating a strategic plan to identify long and short-term goals and working toward achieving them.
• Monitoring and Managing Financial Resources — TSTA Board directors work together to establish a budget and ensure proper internal controls are in place for incoming and outgoing funds.
• Serving on Committees — It is considered a best practice for all board members to serve on at least one committee.
• Recruiting New Board Members — The purpose of recruiting new board members is to adjust the leadership to meet changing organizational needs. A pipeline of qualified recruits enables the board to choose top talent as they need it.
• Spreading the Word About the Organization — TSTA Board members serve as ambassadors for Texas SandTray Association. They should engage in outreach to expand the nonprofit’s network of donors and supporters and enhance its public standing.
• Committing Their Time for Board and Committee Meetings — Board service requires a time commitment. Board members must be available for all board and committee meetings and fulfill their duties outside the boardroom.
• Maintaining Integrity — TSTA Board directors should behave truthfully and ethically and set an example for others. The TSTA Board is responsible for establishing basic policies to support the integrity of TSTA’s reputation.
• Ensure Legal Compliance — TSTA Board directors have a fiduciary duty to ensure that TSTA complies with its legal obligations. Ensuring legal compliance falls under the Duty of Obedience.