This guide sheet is incredibly handy for lawyers and other professionals looking for a quick and reliable reference to the legal authority that provides for the fiduciary duties of directors of Pennsylvania nonprofit corporations. Packed with quotations and citations from Pennsylvania’s statutes and case law, this detailed 5-page resource charts each of the primary fiduciary duties (i.e., the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience – as well as other essential duties), and includes corresponding legal excerpts and references for each of them. This resource also bullet points the actions board members take to fulfill these duties.
This document is not legal advice. You should consult a lawyer with experience representing Pennsylvania nonprofits before signing and filing documents. Every startup nonprofit is different, and a lawyer can help guide you through the startup process and the important considerations relevant for your particular organization.