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The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance

THE HANDBOOK OF NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE From BoardSource comes The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance. This comprehensive resource explores the overarching question of governance within nonprofit organizations and addresses the roles, structures, and practices of an effective nonprofit. The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance covers the topics that are of most importance to those charged with creating and sustaining effective leadership, including building a board; succession planning; policies; financial oversight; fundraising; planning; strategic planning processes; risk management; and evaluation of the board, CEO, and organization. Praise for The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance«This is the first book I've found that covers the topic of governance from A to Z. I know what I'll be assigning the students in my governance class as a textbook next semester!» —TERRIE TEMKIN, founding principal, CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. «BoardSource has prepared an exceptional resource for nonprofit boards and leaders. This comprehensive volume offers timely and relevant information about board work and governance, including practical tools and resourcesthat will be valuable to all types of nonprofits.» —DAVID O. RENZ, chair, department of public affairs; Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership; and director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership; University of Missouri, Kansas City «If you are involved in nonprofit organizations, and if you ever have doubts about how they are best run, this is the book for you-and BoardSource is the place to turn.» —FISHER HOWE, consultant, Lavender/Howe&Associates, and author, The Nonprofit Leadership Team BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) is the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited"

ISBN: 9780470602430

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BoardSource

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.

History

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.

References

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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