The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 16, 2010 - Business & Economics - 416 pages

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 resources that 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.

 

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Contents

Title Page
CHAPTER THIRTEEN EVALUATION
OnlineAssessments Acknowledgements
Starting a Nonprofit Organization
Special Types of Nonprofit Organizations
Chapter Exercises
CHAPTER FOUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
CHAPTER FIVETHE BOARDCHIEF EXECUTIVE RELATIONSHIP
CHAPTER TEN STRATEGIC THINKING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
Lobbyingand PoliticalActivity
About Succession Planning DevelopingaCompensation Policy Chief Executive Transition
Working withConsultants Acting andInterim ChiefExecutives
Launching the New Chief Executive
What Bylaws Include
Exercises
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CHAPTER SIX BUILDING A BOARD
CHAPTER SEVEN LEGALAND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
CHAPTER EIGHT FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
A Commitment to PersonalGiving BoardStaff Partnership The Fundraising Process
Chapter Exercises
BOARDS
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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.

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