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Field Guide to Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board
(Previous edition was "Field Guide to Developing and Operating Your Nonprofit Board of Directors")
by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, partner in Authenticity Consulting, LLC
-- Desmond Alufohai, CMP, Miami, Florida
-- Leonard Zych, Executive Director, Executive Service Corps of San Antonio
New Edition of this Book!
This book is a new edition from the previous "Field Guide to Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board, which already provided comprehensive, step-by-step information about how to form, operate and evaluate high-quality nonprofit Boards. This new edition adds many more guidelines to ensure strong governance in each of all of the most important aspects of the nonprofit, including strategic planning, programs, marketing, staffing, finances, fundraising, evaluations, transparency, sustainability and lobbying.
This new edition also adds step-by-step guidelines
There are already plenty of publications about nonprofit Boards. There are few other, if any, guides that provide step-by-step guidelines for building, operating -- and even fixing broken -- Boards. Some publications provide basic, introductory overviews of Boards. There are many small publications that provide practical suggestions about one certain Board practice, for example, how to staff a Board or how to evaluate a Board. Some publications contain highly reflective and even inspirational discussions about the type of governance needed for the 21st Century. If you "boiled down" the information in these publications to the most practical suggestions and then added a lot of other practical suggestions and materials -- including about fixing Boards -- you'd end up with our Field Guide.
This guide is very useful to start a Board or to fix a currently struggling Board. In our experience over the years, Boards rarely struggle because they don't understand advanced concepts. Rather, Boards struggle because they have not mastered, or they have gotten away from, the fundamentals. This guide will help your Board to establish and always maintain mastery of all of the fundamentals. Guidelines are written in an easy-to-implement style, resulting in a highly practical resource that can be referenced at any time during the life of a nonprofit Board and organization.
Numerous, Downloadable Sample Board Policies in This Field Guide!
Numerous Guidelines Included for How to Govern the Nonprofit!
Our Other Useful Nonprofit Publications
Other Authors' Publications for Nonprofit Organizations
Our Nonprofit Board Development Services and Training
Pricing for Each Board Guide
Carefully Consider Getting Companion Guide for Executive Directors, As Well
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