Should we add CFO to the Board?


Should we add our Chief Financial Officer to the Board of our nonprofit? The CEO is currently on the Board and we are thinking of grooming the CFO to be the successor. The CFO already attends Board meetings but doesn’t vote.


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A 501(c)(3) pre-K through 12th grade private school solicits contributions on its website actively; however, between July 1, 2014 through May 1, 2015, 1018 out of 1046 donations come from within its state. They had one donation from London and one from Mexico. The most donations from any other state was 4. Although technically they are actively soliciting, given the de minimis activity, is it really necessary to register throughout the U.S.?

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