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Accountability is used with ideas like responsibility and liability. In leadership, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies.

Acronyms are abbreviations formed from the initial parts in a phrase or a word. They can be individual letters or parts of words.

Adaptations are adjustments to practices, designs and formats that can provide increased access to content, comprehension and participation.

Diversity is the appreciation, acceptance or promotion of multiple cultures.

Facilitator is a person with the primary purpose of supporting a member of a board of directors, council or committee to carry out her or his role successfully.

Governance for a nonprofit organization is the process that assures consistent management, unified policies, guidance, and processes for given areas of responsibility. A nonprofit governance group has the primary legal and ethical responsibility for leadership of the organization and oversight that ensures the organization’s mission is carried out.

Meeting Mentor is a more experienced member of a board of directors, council or committee, who provides new members with advice and serves as an example.

Mission Statement is a statement that describes the purpose of an organization that guides its actions, spells out its overall goal and provides a pathway.

Quorum is the minimum number of members necessary to conduct the official business of a group. According to Robert’s Rules of Order, the requirement for a quorum is protection against a small number of persons making decisions for the organization.