Contributing Organization:
Ontario Organizational Development Program

These resources have been created by OODP Consultants to assist volunteer board members at AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) with carrying out their board responsibilities.  

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OODP Board Self-Assessment Tool

Publication date: 2018
When was the last time your Board conducted a self-assessment?  The objective of this resource is to provide a practical approach that can be used by the Board to complete a self-assessment and identify improvements to strengthen the Board and the overall...

OODP Board Manual Annotated Table of Contents

Publication date: 2016
This Table of Contents has been designed to help ASOs create their own Board Manual.  It includes a list of all of the documents and policies required for the effective governance of an organization.  You can use it as a template and insert  your own...

OODP Executive Director Board Report Guide

Publication date: 2016
This easy to use guide offers a template to help synthesize and organize your ED Board Report.  It has been pilot tested by 2 ASOs with positive reviews.  Feel free to amend it to meet your needs.  The Executive Director’s report to the Board of Directors should...

OODP Board Agenda Sample

Publication date: 2014
This Board Agenda template is easy to use and can be adapted for your Board meetings.  It has 3 main categories of business:  Decision Items, Discussion Items and Information Items.  

OODP Governance Board Roles and Responsibilities Resource

Publication date: 2014
This sample Governance Policy uses a checklist format to define the role and basic responsibilities of a not-for-profit Board and responsibilities of individual Board Members.  It can be customized to create your own Board Governance Policy.

OODP Board Annual Workplan Sample

Publication date: 2014
This Annual Board Work Plan provides a sample tool that can be easily copied and modified to meet the specific needs of your Board.  It can help your Board to organize and plan their work over the coming year to ensure  that key Board responsibilities and...

OODP Nominating Committee Resource

Publication date: 2014
Is the composition of your Board meeting the needs of your organization?  It is the role of the Board Nominating Committee to ensure that Board vacancies are filled and that you have the right mix of Board member skillsets and perspectives  to meet the...

OODP Board Committee Terms of Reference Sample

Publication date: 2014
This handy Template provides an easy to use format for developing a Terms of Reference for each of your Board's Committees.  It includes sections to define the Committee's Role, Responsibilities, Membership, Term and other key components that will support...

OODP Board Meeting Minutes Best Practices

Publication date: 2014
Do Board Members read the Board Minutes?  Are they several pages long and filled with text to capture the full discussion at meetings?  Review this Best Practice Checklist to find out what you need to have in your minutes (and what you don't need) to...

OODP Board Member Job Description Sample

Publication date: 2014
This handy Governance resource defines the role of individual Board Members and provides a checklist of individual Board Member responsibilities.  It also lists the requirements that each Board Member should meet in order to fulfill their responsibilities. ...