Resources for Charities
Charitable organizations fulfill a vital role in Ohioans’ quality of life. The following resources, publications and training opportunities are provided by the Ohio Attorney General in order to assist charitable leaders as they serve their communities.
COVID-19 Resources and Information
The health crisis is causing charities across Ohio to alter or eliminate programs, seek new sources of funding, and even consider dissolving. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has compiled resources to assist charities
facing these situations and lend insight into the ways the pandemic is affecting Ohio's charitable sector.
Training & Education
The attorney general’s office provides live training for nonprofit organizations and board members about governance, administration and fundraising requirements. To organize or host a training, contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at 800-282-0515.
View a list of the charitable workshops
The office provides webinars on topics of concern to the charitable sector. There is a webinar at noon on the first Wednesday of each month on the basics of board governance. On the third Wednesday of each month, a webinar is presented on charitable registration information.
Learn more about the webinars offered
Duties and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members
Being on the board of a nonprofit is not an honorary position – it requires a commitment to using charitable resources in the best possible way. Donors and beneficiaries of nonprofits expect leaders to ensure the sound administration of the organization.
Duties of board members include:
Board members could be held personally responsible for actions such as selling charitable assets at below market rates or diverting the charity’s resources for personal gain.
If board members fail to do their jobs, the charity’s work can be harmed. Lack of board oversight can lead to theft and embezzlement, which can cripple the charity.