Nonprofit FAQs

Conflict of Interest

What is conflict of interest?

Conflict of interest arises whenever the personal or professional interests of a board member are potentially at odds with the best interests of the nonprofit. An example could be when a board member performs professional services for an organization, or proposes that a relative or friend be considered for a staff position.

Excerpted from “What You Should Know About Nonprofits” a joint project of Board Source and Independent Sector.

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