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Welcome to the Board: Your Guide to Effective Participation (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Sector)

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As board member or trustee often you receive little or no instruction as to your role and responsibilities. Your lack of knowledge can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, and ineffectiveness. Unfortunately, most of the publications on the topic are centered on the organization of boards rather than addressing the concerns of you the member. That is, until now.Welcome to the Board is the first book of its kind written with you, the board member, as the focus. If you are a prospective or an active board member, Fisher Howe's book provides you with expert guidance and basic nuts-and-bolts information about board membership. In easy-to-understand, jargon-free language the author answers the most common questions and concerns of prospective board members, outlines the key areas of responsibilities, and details the rights, obligations, and liabilities of nonprofit board members.Howe summarizes the key legal technicalities that you, as a board member, need to know. He details the seven key responsibilities of a nonprofit board member--including how to go about the process of approving the mission, assisting in long-range planning, participating in fundraising, and selecting and evaluating a chief executive. Additionally, Howe dispels the commonly believed notion that running a nonprofit organization is the same as running a business.Drawing on a lifetime of experience on nonprofit boards, the author describes how you, the individual board member, can become active in the various aspects of board governance--evaluating the board's composition, recruiting new members, appointing officers, and participating in meetings--to help your board achieve maximum effectiveness. And he outlines what you have the right to expect from the organization you are serving. The book also explores the leadership role each board member must assume if their organization is to excel. A useful resource section containing information that all board members should know is included.

Synopsis:

Welcome to the Board is the first book of its kind written with the board member as the focus. If you are a prospective or an active board member, Fisher Howe's book provides you with expert guidance and basic nuts-and-bolts information about board membership. In easy-to-understand, jargon-free language, the author answers the most common questions and concerns of prospective board members, outlines the key areas of responsibilities, and details the rights, obligations, and liabilities of nonprofit board members.

Synopsis:

As board member or trustee often you receive little or no instruction as to your role and responsibilities. Your lack of knowledge can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, and ineffectiveness. Unfortunately, most of the publications on the topic are centered on the organization of boards rather than addressing the concerns of you the member. That is, until now.Welcome to the Board is the first book of its kind written with you, the board member, as the focus. If you are a prospective or an active board member, Fisher Howe's book provides you with expert guidance and basic nuts-and-bolts information about board membership. In easy-to-understand, jargon-free language the author answers the most common questions and concerns of prospective board members, outlines the key areas of responsibilities, and details the rights, obligations, and liabilities of nonprofit board members.Howe summarizes the key legal technicalities that you, as a board member, need to know. He details the seven key responsibilities of a nonprofit board member--including how to go about the process of approving the mission, assisting in long-range planning, participating in fundraising, and selecting and evaluating a chief executive. Additionally, Howe dispels the commonly believed notion that running a nonprofit organization is the same as running a business.Drawing on a lifetime of experience on nonprofit boards, the author describes how you, the individual board member, can become active in the various aspects of board governance--evaluating the board's composition, recruiting new members, appointing officers, and participating in meetings--to help your board achieve maximum effectiveness. And he outlines what you have the right to expect from the organization you are serving. The book also explores the leadership role each board member must assume if their organization is to excel. A useful resource section containing information that all board members should know is included.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-112) and index.

About the Author

FISHER HOWE is a former Foreign Service officer and a consultant for nonprofit organizations with LavAnder/Howe & Associates in Washington, D.C. He has served as assistant dean and executive director at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and director of institutional relations for Resources for the Future. Howe is the author of The Board Member's Guide to Fund Raising (Jossey-Bass, 1991).

Table of Contents

Part One: Board Membership in Perspective.

1. On Joining a Board.

2. The Qualities of a Good Board Member.

3. What You Should Know About the Law Governing Nonprofits.

4. A Nonprofit Is Not a Business.

Part Two: Board Member Responsibilities.

5. Your Role as a Board Member.

6. AttAndance at Board Meetings.

7. Strategic Planning and the Mission.

8. Choosing and Evaluating the Chief Executive.

9. Assuring Financial Responsibility.

10. Supporting and Overseeing Programs.

11. Participating in Fundraising.

12. Keeping the Board Effective.

Part Three: Board Members and Boards.

13. Board Procedures and Organization.

14. Rights, Obligations, and Liabilities of Board Members.

Conclusion: Leadership: Every Board Member Has a Role.

Resources A: A Donor Bill of Rights.

Resources B: The Council of Better Business Bureaus' Standards for Charitable Solicitation.

Resources C: National Charities Information Bureau's Standards in Philanthropy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787900892
Author:
Howe, Fisher
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Nonprofit organizations
Subject:
Directors of corporations
Subject:
Corporate & Business History
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
The Jossey-Bass nonprofit sector series
Series Volume:
no. 93-12
Publication Date:
April 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.29x6.23x.64 in. .76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Welcome to the Board is the first book of its kind written with the board member as the focus. If you are a prospective or an active board member, Fisher Howe's book provides you with expert guidance and basic nuts-and-bolts information about board membership. In easy-to-understand, jargon-free language, the author answers the most common questions and concerns of prospective board members, outlines the key areas of responsibilities, and details the rights, obligations, and liabilities of nonprofit board members.
"Synopsis" by , As board member or trustee often you receive little or no instruction as to your role and responsibilities. Your lack of knowledge can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, and ineffectiveness. Unfortunately, most of the publications on the topic are centered on the organization of boards rather than addressing the concerns of you the member. That is, until now.Welcome to the Board is the first book of its kind written with you, the board member, as the focus. If you are a prospective or an active board member, Fisher Howe's book provides you with expert guidance and basic nuts-and-bolts information about board membership. In easy-to-understand, jargon-free language the author answers the most common questions and concerns of prospective board members, outlines the key areas of responsibilities, and details the rights, obligations, and liabilities of nonprofit board members.Howe summarizes the key legal technicalities that you, as a board member, need to know. He details the seven key responsibilities of a nonprofit board member--including how to go about the process of approving the mission, assisting in long-range planning, participating in fundraising, and selecting and evaluating a chief executive. Additionally, Howe dispels the commonly believed notion that running a nonprofit organization is the same as running a business.Drawing on a lifetime of experience on nonprofit boards, the author describes how you, the individual board member, can become active in the various aspects of board governance--evaluating the board's composition, recruiting new members, appointing officers, and participating in meetings--to help your board achieve maximum effectiveness. And he outlines what you have the right to expect from the organization you are serving. The book also explores the leadership role each board member must assume if their organization is to excel. A useful resource section containing information that all board members should know is included.
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