Standard 3: Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings - An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.
The organization does not meet the meeting attendance provision of this Standard calling for at least 50% attendance on average for meetings held in the past fiscal year. The organization responded to this finding by noting that it did meet its quorum requirement at each meeting.
Standard 14: Budget - Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.
This organization does not meet this Standard because the budget provided by the organization does not clearly identify the projected amounts to be spent on program service, fundraising, and administrative expenses. The organization responded to this finding by stating that budgeting format comes from its national office.