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Due Diligence for association and nonprofit executives before signing an employment contract

Asking appropriate questions, seeking information and taking careful actions before final, binding employment decisions is beneficial to both individuals and organizations, allowing better hiring in the nonprofit management profession.


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1.  Examine bylaws/articles of incorporation of organization and all subsidiaries. 

2.  Read board, executive committee, audit committee and any other significant committee minutes for past three years.