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Liability of Board Members in the Not-For-Profit Sector: Consultation Paper Jan 2001

A sector governed by volunteers needs protection, both for the volunteers and for the public. Safeguarding the public is paramount, but personal liability should not deter volunteers from seeking board membership in non-profit organizations. Recommendations include restricting personal liability, immunity for directors and officers, and reasonable restriction of that immunity to avoid gross misuse.