The Art of Trusteeship. The Nonprofit Board Members Guide to Effective Governance

  • ID: 2212302
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The well–being of any nonprofit organization rests first with its volunteer board of directors. This book offers board members the guidance they need to successfully govern their organizations no matter what type or size of nonprofit they may lead. Written by Candace Widmer and Susan Houchin, The Art of Trusteeship shows how to fulfill ten key trustee responsibilities and includes much–needed detail on defining a mission, strategic planning, executive selection and evaluation, fundraising, financial oversight, and board self–assessment. This hands–on guide is filled with illustrative case studies and real–life examples that clearly show how a variety of creative boards have tackled challenges and strengthened their organizations.
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About the Authors.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: The Art of Trusteeship.

THE BOARD′S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISSION.

Establishing the Organization′s Mission.

Engaging in Strategic Planning.

Overseeing Programs.

Helping the Organization Communicate Effectively.

THE BOARD′S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONEY.

Overseeing the Organization′s Finances.

Developing Funds.

Ensuring Sound Risk Management Policies.

THE BOARD′S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANAGEMENT.

Selecting and Supporting the Chief Executive Officer.

Selecting and Educating Trustees.

Managing the Work of the Board.

Conclusion: The Challenge of Trusteeship.

References.

Additional Resources.

Index.
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Candace Widmer
Susan Houchin
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