Owning Up

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ISBN: 0470485507
Release Date: 2009-03-27
Number of pages: 224
Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Owning Up in PDF and EPUB "This book is a most important contribution for both new and experienced directors, addressing contemporary corporate governance. The 14 practical questions represent the most vital issues that boards need to proactively address and are particularly crucial now as boards deal with the aftermath of the global financial tsunami." —Thomas J. Neff, chairman, U.S., Spencer Stuart "If Corporate America's board members had answered these questions, the crisis of '08 would have been avoided. The book is that powerful. It should be required reading in every boardroom, executive suite, and business school on the planet. This book with its singular wisdom could change the face of corporate governance—with huge dividends to shareholders and society." —Ralph Whitworth, principal, Relational Investors LLC "Ram Charan always seems to get it right. Owning Up not only asks the right questions, it gives answers that can make a real difference for improving board performance." —James M. Kilts, former chairman and CEO, The Gillette Company "As always, well-reasoned, insightful, and thought-provoking. A work that every director will find of value, particularly given the intense pressure of these unprecedented economic times." —Professor Charles M. Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware "Here is the book that every corporate director needs today. With his decades of insider experience, Ram Charan brings more wisdom and insight to this subject than anyone else I know." —Geoff Colvin, Fortune editor and author, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

What Every Nazarene Board Member Needs to Know

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ISBN: 0834115506
Release Date: 1995-04
Number of pages: 96
Author: Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

Download and read online What Every Nazarene Board Member Needs to Know in PDF and EPUB Parrott’s insights into key issues for board members make this book required reading for both new and ’seasoned’ board members and pastors. Use these resources to transform meetings into ministry!

The Art of School Boarding

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ISBN: 0989653048
Release Date: 2013-10-27
Number of pages: 166
Author: Jim Burgett
Publisher: Education Communication Limited

Download and read online The Art of School Boarding in PDF and EPUB A how-to book for new or serving school board members, or outsiders considering joining

Leading Roles

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ISBN: 9781584659518
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Number of pages: 192
Author: Michael M. Kaiser
Publisher: UPNE

Download and read online Leading Roles in PDF and EPUB A concise, practical, and timely guide for board members of arts organizations

How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member

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ISBN: 9781412997935
Release Date: 2011-07-19
Number of pages: 137
Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Corwin Press

Download and read online How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member in PDF and EPUB Veteran school board member Richard E. Mayer's humorous approach to administrator-board relations presents negative behavior scenarios and analyses, offers alternatives, and provides win-win solutions.

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book

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ISBN: 1118047486
Release Date: 2010-12-21
Number of pages: 352
Author: BoardSource
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Joan Garry s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

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ISBN: 9781119293101
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Number of pages: 256
Author: Joan Garry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Joan Garry s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership in PDF and EPUB Nonprofit leadership is messy Nonprofits leaders are optimistic by nature. They believe with time, energy, smarts, strategy and sheer will, they can change the world. But as staff or board leader, you know nonprofits present unique challenges. Too many cooks, not enough money, an abundance of passion. It’s enough to make you feel overwhelmed and alone. The people you help need you to be successful. But there are so many obstacles: a micromanaging board that doesn’t understand its true role; insufficient fundraising and donors who make unreasonable demands; unclear and inconsistent messaging and marketing; a leader who’s a star in her sector but a difficult boss... And yet, many nonprofits do thrive. Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership will show you how to do just that. Funny, honest, intensely actionable, and based on her decades of experience, this is the book Joan Garry wishes she had when she led GLAAD out of a financial crisis in 1997. Joan will teach you how to: Build a powerhouse board Create an impressive and sustainable fundraising program Become seen as a ‘workplace of choice’ Be a compelling public face of your nonprofit This book will renew your passion for your mission and organization, and help you make a bigger difference in the world.

The Board Book An Insider s Guide for Directors and Trustees

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ISBN: 0393068412
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Number of pages: 256
Author: William G. Bowen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online The Board Book An Insider s Guide for Directors and Trustees in PDF and EPUB "By far the best book on corporate and institutional governance." —Nicholas Katzenbach, former attorney general of the United States In his new foreword to The Board Book, former Mellon Foundation and Princeton University president William G. Bowen brings his immense experience to bear on the most pressing questions facing boards of directors and trustees today: seeking collaborative relationships and placing a renewed emphasis on sustainable initiatives. The strategies Bowen relates throughout the book foster the collegiality and sense of purpose—more important in today’s turbulent times than ever before—that are integral to any effective board.

What Every School Board Member Should Know

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ISBN: OCLC:16352696
Release Date: 1965
Number of pages: 63
Author: New Jersey State Federation of District Boards of Education

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The Ultimate Board Member s Book

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ISBN: 1889102393
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Number of pages: 111
Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace
Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

Download and read online The Ultimate Board Member s Book in PDF and EPUB Here is a book for all nonprofit boards. Those wanting to operate with maximum effectiveness. Those needing to clarify exactly what their job is. And those wanting to ensure that all members - novice and veteran alike - are on the same page with respect to roles and responsibilities.It's all here in jargon-free language: how boards work, what the job entails, the time commitment, the role of staff, serving on committees and task forces, fundraising responsibilities, conflicts of interest, group decision-making, how to develop yourself, effective recruiting, de-enlisting board members, board self-evaluation, and more.


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ISBN: 1889102350
Release Date: 2009-02-01
Number of pages: 108
Author: Jerold Panas
Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

Download and read online Asking in PDF and EPUB It ranks right up there with public speaking. Nearly all of us fear it. And yet it's critical to our success. Asking for money. It makes even the stout-hearted quiver. But now comes a book, Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Staff and Volunteers Must Know to Secure the Gift. And short of a medical elixir, it's the next best thing for emboldening you, your board members and volunteers to ask with skill, finesse -- and powerful results. Jerold Panas, who as a staff person, board member and volunteer has secured gifts ranging from $50 to $50 million, understands the art of asking perhaps better than anyone in America. He has harnessed all of his knowledge and experience and produced what many are already calling a landmark book. What Asking convincingly shows -- and one reason staff will applaud the book and board members will devour it -- is that it doesn't take stellar communication skills to be an effective asker. Nearly everyone, regardless of their persuasive ability, can become an effective fundraiser if they follow Jerold Panas' step-by-step guidelines.

Boards That Love Fundraising

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ISBN: 9780787973780
Release Date: 2004-03-29
Number of pages: 128
Author: Robert M. Zimmerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Boards That Love Fundraising in PDF and EPUB Written by Robert Zimmerman and Ann Lehman--leading experts in the field of fundraising and board development--Boards That Love Fundraising not only shows that all board members (no matter the level of experience) can learn to raise funds but also provides effective tips to the more experienced fundraisers. This workbook explains your fundraising responsibility as a board member while it: Provides information on board structure and its impact on raising money Outlines the concepts that will empower you to ask for money effectively and fearlessly Describes the wide variety of methods nonprofits use to raise money and the board's role in each area Shows how to recruit board members who can help with fundraising Explores the vital issues of fundraising, planning, staffing, evaluation, and working with consultants "The book provides tips to help board members overcome the fear of rejection and feel more comfortable asking for support." -- The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 27, 2004 [The authors exploration of] " ..topics such as how to ask for a substantial gift and motivations for giving are especially effective." -- September 22, 2004, The Foundation Center, Philanthropy News Digest

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

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ISBN: 9781586861063
Release Date: 2008-01
Number of pages: 90
Author: Richard T. Ingram
Publisher: BoardSource, Inc.

Download and read online Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards in PDF and EPUB Designed to help nonprofit board members and senior staff, "The six books address all of the fundamental elements of service common to most boards, including board member responsibilities, how to structure the board in the most efficient manner, and how to accomplish governance work in the spirit of the mission of the organization."--Pg. 2 of Book 1.

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book

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ISBN: 9781118096116
Release Date: 2011-12-27
Number of pages: 384
Author: BoardSource
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Nonprofit Board Answer Book in PDF and EPUB An essential guide to good governance for board leaders at all levels of experience and expertise This third edition of the bestselling book for nonprofit board members and professionals offers a thoroughly revised and updated resource that answers the most-commonly asked question on board governance. The book covers such topics as board structure and process, board member recruitment and orientation, board-staff relations, and financial management. This new edition includes updated information on topics that have recently increased in importance including new Form 990; dealing with the financial crisis, risk management, and mergers. Shows executives and board members how to be more effective, meet difficult situations head-on, and deal with commonplace challenges with confidence Topics include information on the viability of for-profit ventures, board retreats, board diversity, fundraising, financial oversight, strategic thinking, and the use of technology From Boardsource the premier resource for practical information, tools, best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide Offers insight gained from the BoardSource Governance Index Survey, hundreds of board self-assessments, and questions and challenges heard by BoardSource from thousands of nonprofit leaders.