Nonprofit Boards and Leadership. Cases on Governance, Change, and Board–Staff Dynamics. J–B US non–Franchise Leadership

  • ID: 2215390
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A provocative book that provides a rare behind–the–scenes view of the inner workings of real–life boardrooms. Based on actual examples from such prestigious organizations as The United Way of Massachusetts Bay, The California Medical Center, The University of Bridgeport, and the AIDS Los Angeles Project this unique book offers detailed case studies that demonstrate the crucial strategic issues facing nonprofit governing boards. These and other compelling case studies have been contributed by leading scholars in the nonprofit field. The scenarios are based on real events and issues that actual board members have grappled with and solved. This book provides board members a new method of dealing with thorny situations and offers a nonthreatening way to reflect on their board′s problems.
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Introduction: Governance in Theory and Practice.


1. The Public Interest and Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Hospitals (Bradford H. Gray, et al.).

2. Planning in Interdependent Environments: The Local Association for Retarded Citizens (Melissa Middleton Stone).

3. The Grantmaker: Inner City Organizations Compete for Funds (Miriam M. Wood).

4. The United Way Allocations Committee: A Role–Playing Exercise (Melissa Middleton Stone & Lisa Silverman Pickard).


5. The Evolving Board–Executive Relationship at a Women′s Shelter (Carl Milofsky & Nancy Morrison).

6. Confliciting Managerial Cultures in a Museum (Peter Dobkin Hall).

7. The Governing Board Faces Rebellion in the Ranks (Candace Widmer).

8. Confronting Crisis: When Should the Board Step In? (Ram A. Cnaan).

9. Outgrowing the Governing Board: A Conundrum (Judith R. Saidel).

10. Using Community Networks to Diversify the Board (J. Allen Whitt & Gwen Moore).


11. Dissolution or Survival: The University of Bridgeport and the Unification Church (Glenn Scott Davis).

12. Social Conscience and the Governing Board of the California Medical Center (John C. Lammers & Christy L. Beaudin).

13. AIDS Project Los Angeles (Christy L. Beaudin, et al.).
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MIRIAM M. WOOD is an associate of the Yale Program on Non–profit Organizations at Yale University and serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations. Wood is the recipient of the 1994 Drucker Prize for Best Article in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
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