Best Practices in Board Service Jacobus Vanderveer House Bedminster NJ

This spring we provided a two hour Best Practices in Board Service training workshop for the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster NJ.  We last worked for JVH in 2013 conducting a heritage tourism assessment funded by the New Jersey Historic Trust. 

In May we gave an overview of the three duties that all Board Members of state-chartered nonprofit organizations should know, a broad discussion of the specific roles of staff vs. board members in historic house museums, review of a board contract and discussed the five core documents that every historic house museum should adopt. We provided recommendations on next steps for this growing organization.  See our presentation here.

Does your historic site need this kind of training? We recommend it at least every other year as board members come and go.   Updated 1-2022