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The Art of Trusteeship. The Nonprofit Board Members Guide to Effective Governance. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2212302
  • Book
  • November 2000
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The well-being of any nonprofit organization rests first with itsvolunteer board of directors. This book offers board members theguidance they need to successfully govern their organizations--nomatter what type or size of nonprofit they may lead.

Written by Candace Widmer and Susan Houchin, The Art ofTrusteeship shows you how to fulfill ten key trusteeresponsibilities and includes much-needed detail on definingmission, strategic planning, executive selection and evaluation,fundraising, financial oversight, and board self-assessment. Thishands-on guide is filled with illustrative case studies andreal-life examples that clearly show how a variety of creativeboards have tackled challenges and strengthened theirorganizations.

"At last, a book that doesn't take a one-size-fits-all approach!The authors recognize that the huge diversity among nonprofitscalls for multiple ways of fulfilling basic board responsibilities.The book allows a board member to dive in at any point and find aconcise, clear set of options for handling the challenges oftrusteeship. It will help even first-time board members find firmfooting on the path to effective governance."
--Sara L. Engelhardt, president, The Foundation Center
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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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Susan Houchin National Resource Center of Girls, Inc..

Candace Widmer Elmira College.
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