Orientation Material
March 2002

Preparatory material for the March 19 Board meeting

Governance and History

  1. NCF in a Nutshell is a concise overview of NCF's situation today.
  2. Advice to the Executive Director is an informal perspective on life with a governance board. It was prepared in April 2001 for the Executive Director, new at the time, and was copied to the Board with its newly-elected members. Its purpose was to communicate ideas and advice about how the Executive Director can support the fundamental role and responsibilities of a governance Board of Directors.
  3. Orientation 2002 will be presented at the meeting (here's the 1.7Mb powerpoint file, if you have PowerPoint -- it's maybe faster to download the file and view it on your machine).

Operations and Future

  1. Operations is a briefing on NCF today and plans for the future, and will be presented at the meeting. This presentation includes photos (worth a thousand words!) of NCF's offices and equipment.


  1. Board calendar for 2002

Please note that items 1, 2, and 6 will not be presented at the meeting and should be read prior to the meeting.

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