Introduction: The Art of Trusteeship.
THE BOARD′S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISSION.
Establishing the Organization′s Mission.
Engaging in Strategic Planning.
Helping the Organization Communicate Effectively.
THE BOARD′S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONEY.
Overseeing the Organization′s Finances.
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.
"The Art of Trusteeship addresses the many challenges facing trustees today during this time of rapid change, increasing demand for accountability, and competition for funds. Whether you are a trustee or nonprofit CEO, you will find the authors′ approach will apply to your organization and its mission." ––Mary H. DeKuyper, member of the board of governors, the National American Red Cross
"At last, a book that doesn′t take a one–size–fits–all approach! The authors recognize that the huge diversity among nonprofits calls for multiple ways of fulfilling basic board responsibilities. The book allows a board member to dive in at any point and find a concise, clear set of options for handling the challenges of trusteeship. It will help even first–time board members find firm footing on the path to effective governance." ––Sara L. Engelhardt, president, The Foundation Center
"Nothing is more important to the success of nonprofit organizations than effective board governance. The Art of Trusteeship makes the compelling case that such success is the result of clear vision, solid understanding and good practice. The book makes great sense and will help its readers better understand what good board performance means and how to get it." ––Ken Gladish, national executive director, chief executive officer, YMCA