Электронная книга: BoardSource «The Nonprofit Board Answer Book. A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives»

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book. A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives

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.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited (USD)"

ISBN: 9781118127049

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BoardSource, formerly called National Center for Nonprofit Boards, is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1988. Its mission is to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors.


In the early 1980s, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and Independent Sector conducted a survey and found that although 30 percent of respondents believed they were doing a good job of board education and training, the rest of the respondents reported little, if any, activity in strengthening governance. As a result, the two organizations proposed the creation of a new organization whose mission was to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit boards [ [http://www.foundationnews.org/CME/article.cfm?ID=147 Campbell, Mary Beth, "NOT Governance as Usual", Foundation News & Commentary, Council on Foundations, January/February 2001] ] .

With a lead grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation [ [http://www.wkkf.org/Default.aspx?tabid=97&CID=148&CatID=148&ItemID=740&NID=95&LanguageID=0 Kellogg Grant Information] ] as well as funding from five other donors, the National Center for Nonprofit Boards opened its doors in 1988. It changed its name to BoardSource in 2002.

Current Status

It now serves more than 75,000 nonprofit leaders yearly through its web site, a bimonthly magazine, workshops, consulting, an annual conference, and a series of books. [ [http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=6880847 "BoardSource", Company Information, Businessweek, Jan. 23, 2008] ] Its first publication, the “Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards,” remains organization’s top-selling publication.


External links

* [http://www.independentsector.org/ Independent Sector]

* [http://www.agb.org/ Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges]

* [http://www.boardsource.org/Knowledge.asp?ID=3.368 BoardSource's Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards]

* [http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=6880847 Business Week]

Источник: BoardSource

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