The Book of the Board is an invaluable handbook for boards and board members of non-profit organisations. It explains:
the purpose of a board in a non-profit organisation the board's formal and legal responsibilities the main areas where a board can add to the organisation's effectiveness
This second edition, while retaining an overall structure similar to the first edition, has been fully revised and updated to reflect developments in the non-profit environment. Particular revisions include:
A new Checklists section, containing ten quick-reference checklists on topics ranging from strategic planning and compliance through to board recruitment and succession planning All the interviews have been replaced with eight new interviews from Australian non-profit organisations in the fields of environment, sports, arts and youth development The topics covered in the original 17 chapters have been streamlined into 12 chapters A new chapter has been added on the subject of alliances and mergers in the non-profit field The Resources section has been overhauled, with seven Resources retained and updated, and eight new Resources added, covering governance charters, running a planning retreat, CEO appraisal and committee structures New charts and diagrams that provide a visual overview of key topics Gavin Nicholson, Louise Walsh and Judith James join Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Elizabeth Jameson among the contributors
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If you are asked to go on a volunteer Board of Directors for a not for profit organisation you should read this book. If you are on a Board of an NFP you need to read this book.
"the book of the board" by David Fishel is so good and just chock full of 'need to know' stuff I bought two extra copies and gave them to friends who are on Boards.
Highly recommended and read it at least three times.
...this book is a refreshing text on the issue of governance in the not-for-profit sector. With a strong emphasis on the social context of the task and a lot of sensible advice regarding process to boards, CEOs, and even exectuive staff, not-for-profit organisations are effectively located in their true context. - Arena Magazine, Number 99, February-March, 2009
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st July 2008
Weight (kg): 0.56