Welcome to the Board: Your Guide to Effective Participation
In easy-to-understand language, Howe answers the most commonquestions and concerns of prospective board members, and detailstheir rights, obligations, and liabilities.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience on nonprofit boards, Howedetails the seven key responsibilities of a nonprofit boardmember--including how to go about the process of approving themission, long-range planning, fundraising, and selecting andevaluating a chief executive. Additionally, Howe explores theleadership role each board member must assume if their organizationis to excel.
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On Joining a Board
The Qualities of a Good Board Member
What You Should Know About the Law Governing Nonprofits
A Nonprofit Is Not a Business
Board Member Responsibilities
Your Role as a Board Member
Attending Board Meetings
Defining the Mission and Strategic Planning
Supporting and Overseeing Programs
Participating in Fundraising
Keeping the Board Effective
Board Organization and Procedures
Rights Obligations and Liabilities
Every Board Member Has a Role
A A Donor Bill of Rights
National Charities Information Bureaus
Choosing and Evaluating the Chief Executive
Assuring Financial Responsibility