You can customize all sections to your liking, as long as you include all responsibilities, both practical and legal, and clarify the goals of the board and the roles it contains for all. You can get the board itself to approve updates to the agreement and certainly the criteria for new members. The contract should start with the name of your organization, followed by the vision of the organization. Remember that people who participate in community service do so because they truly believe in the values of the organization, so take advantage of this part of the contract to inspire your new member and remind them of the purpose of the board of directors. Finish the contract with a signature line and date and distribute a copy to the member and board of directors of their documents. A board membership contract is used when new board members are recruited for your nonprofit. . . .