Boardsmanship: The Practical Art of Serving as an Executive Board Member

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Author House, Apr 1, 2010 - Education - 108 pages

Non-profit organizations (npos) are a significant part of community life and the economy in the United States. The variety of their purposes and sizes presents challenges of analysis, understanding, and efficient and effective operation.

NPOs are governed by boards of volunteers: "Good people with good intentions who too often don't know enough to know they don't know enough".

This book tells npo volunteers what they need to do and what they need to know to govern effectively - and gives them practical tools to aid in the governing process.


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Dr. Hazlett graduated from Amherst College with his BA in economics and went on to Columbia University, where he earned both his M.B.A. and JD degrees.

He worked for over thirty years in the financial services industry as a trust officer, securities broker, and insurance executive; running his own broker- dealer and general insurance agency and syndicating his own tax advantaged investments. During his career in financial services he served on a variety of non profit boards.

After spending several years consulting internationally in the financial and communication fields, in 2000 Dr. Hazlett built and since has operated First Commitment Corporation for First Presbyterian Church in Wheeling, WV. He also serves as an Elder and Treasurer of First Church. First Commitment educates non profit leaders about best practices in carrying out roles and responsibilities for good organization governance.

While helping to raise four children in his native Wheeling, Dr. Hazlett served on several community service organization boards including Wheeling City Council, the Ohio Valley Industrial and Business Development Corporation, and the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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