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Board Member Orientation

Author : Michael E. Batts
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Finally! Board member orientation truly simplified. Serving on a nonprofit board can be an incredibly rewarding experience for the properly prepared board member. This book is for the generous and busy people who agree to give of their time and talents by serving on nonprofit boards. Nonprofit boards often fail to do a good job of board member orientation for a variety of reasons. It takes a significant amount of time and effort to plan and conduct quality board member orientation programs, and every time a new board member arrives, it's time to do it again! Because of the challenges associated with providing quality board member orientation, many nonprofit organizations do not do it at all, leaving their board members to wing it. This book provides help and support to the truly great men and women serving on nonprofit boards whose service makes a positive difference in the lives of countless people every day. This book is a concise and appropriately comprehensive guide to nonprofit board service designed especially for new board members. It is a quick read, (about one hour), yet it addresses with accuracy the most significant elements of board service, such as mission, responsibility, duty, risk, liability, and board meeting dynamics. Hooey Alerts! Watch for Hooey Alerts! where the author identifies and dispels common myths and legends about nonprofit board service. There are many sources of false or misleading information about the nonprofit board service environment. A perfect example is the often vaguely-worded and intimidating assertion or implication that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act passed by Congress in 2002 applies to nonprofit organizations in a manner similar to how it applies to publicly-traded companies. (It does not.) Reviews "This book is the perfect guide for every nonprofit board member! Concise, highly informative, and loaded with nuggets of wisdom, it's a must read that will take board members to the next level of successful board governance." -- J. Todd Chasteen, General Counsel, Samaritan's Purse "Mike Batts has put his quarter century of advising and serving on nonprofit boards to good use in this accurate and easy-to-read book. In addition to describing major principles of nonprofit law and governance, the book provides helpful questions to guide board members in understanding the practical applications of the concepts discussed. While geared primarily toward helping new board members get up to speed quickly, it should also help veteran board members discharge their stewardship roles wisely and efficiently." -- Chuck Hartman, Associate Professor of Business Law and Accounting, Cedarville University "This book, Board Member Orientation, is exactly what a busy volunteer board member needs. The board member's duties are presented in a clear and concise manner from the perspective of someone who has been around many boards. With a focus on those issues that are most common and/or most important, it is perfect for board member orientation and for quick reference reminders for the experienced board member." -- Doug Starcher, Partner, Broad & Cassel "This book provides clear, no-nonsense guidance on the basic issues for new nonprofit board members. Using this book for board member orientation will ensure your organization has communicated fundamental governance issues and will assist the board in determining risk management strategies." -- Dan Busby, President, ECFA *********************************** The Simple Board Member Orientation Process Using This Book: 1.Your board members read Chapters 1-9 of the book, which will provide them with insights regarding the key elements of nonprofit board service. 2.You provide the board members with copies of the documents described in Chapter 10 related to your organization. 3.You meet with your board members to discuss the unique attributes of your organization following the discussion questions provided in Chapter 10. Done!

Board Member Orientation

Author : Holly Kleinsasser
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This reference is designed to help school superintendents and other ad ministrators provide effective, in-house orientation to rookie board m embers. It walks through the basic responsibilities of board members, and provides a structure through which specific issues and characteris tics about each school district, community and board can be discussed. This publication boasts a wide range of forms and worksheets to assis t the busy administrator in setting up a customized program in his or her school district.

The Board Member s Playbook

Author : Miriam Mayhew Carver
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The Board Member's Playbook--written for board members whoare either familiar with or new to John Carver's revolutionaryPolicy Governance model--offers real-world scenarios that addressthe challenges that confront boards of all types of organizations.Step by step, the authors walk readers through a provenproblem-solving sequence that allows them to find solutionsconsistent with the values and policies of their organizations.Designed to be flexible, the book's problem-solving methods areapplicable to any challenge boards may face.

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book

Author : BoardSource
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Public Transit Board Governance Guidebook

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Extraordinary Board Leadership

Author : Douglas C. Eadie
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Many nonprofits never take full advantage of their board members. Extraordinary Board Leadership: The Keys to Governing deals with an incredibly important topic - "high-impact governing" - which is at the heart not only of a nonprofit's effectiveness, but also the key to a positive, productive, and enduring board-CEO partnership. This text offers practical, hands-on guidance, which is based on in-depth real-life experience and can be put to immediate use. It goes beyond the old-fashioned "policy governance" approach - beyond the rules - in dealing with the board-CEO-executive staff partnership. The 2nd edition of this successful book includes more case studies and new information aimed at public governing bodies, as well as more tables and charts to accompany a fresh new text design.

The Nonprofit Manager s Resource Directory

Author : Ronald A. Landskroner
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A newly revised and updated edition of the ultimate resource fornonprofit managers If you're a nonprofit manager, you probably spend a good deal ofyour time tracking down hard-to-find answers to complicatedquestions. The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory, SecondEdition provides instant answers to all your questions concerningnonprofit-oriented product and service providers, Internet sites,funding sources, publications, support and advocacy groups, andmuch more. If you need help finding volunteers, understanding newlegislation, or writing grant proposals, help has arrived. Thisnew, updated edition features expanded coverage of important issuesand even more answers to all your nonprofit questions. Revised to keep vital information up to the minute, The NonprofitManager's Resource Directory, Second Edition: * Contains more than 2,000 detailed listings of both nonprofit andfor-profit resources, products, and services * Supplies complete details on everything from assistance andsupport groups to software vendors and Internet servers, managementconsultants to list marketers * Provides information on all kinds of free and low-cost productsavailable to nonprofits * Features an entirely new section on international issues * Plus: 10 bonus sections available only on CD-ROM The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory, Second Edition has theinformation you need to keep your nonprofit alive and well in thesechallenging times. Topics include: * Accountability and Ethics * Assessment and Evaluation * Financial Management * General Management * Governance * Human Resource Management * Information Technology * International Third Sector * Leadership * Legal Issues * Marketing and Communications * Nonprofit Sector Overview * Organizational Dynamics and Design * Philanthropy * Professional Development * Resource Development * Social Entrepreneurship * Strategic Planning * Volunteerism

Vanishing School Boards

Author : Patrick Rice
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In Vanishing School Boards, author Patrick Rice give various reasons for the descent of school boards, reasons why school boards are vital, the importance of board training and how the superintendent can assist the board in their mission of delivering a quality education to all students.

The new board member toolbox

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Keeping Metro on Track

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform
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