Owning Up

Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470485507
Size: 16.75 MB
Format: PDF
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"This book is a most important contribution for both new and experienced directors, addressing contemporary corporate governance. The 14 practical questions represent the most vital issues that boards need to proactively address and are particularly crucial now as boards deal with the aftermath of the global financial tsunami." —Thomas J. Neff, chairman, U.S., Spencer Stuart "If Corporate America's board members had answered these questions, the crisis of '08 would have been avoided. The book is that powerful. It should be required reading in every boardroom, executive suite, and business school on the planet. This book with its singular wisdom could change the face of corporate governance—with huge dividends to shareholders and society." —Ralph Whitworth, principal, Relational Investors LLC "Ram Charan always seems to get it right. Owning Up not only asks the right questions, it gives answers that can make a real difference for improving board performance." —James M. Kilts, former chairman and CEO, The Gillette Company "As always, well-reasoned, insightful, and thought-provoking. A work that every director will find of value, particularly given the intense pressure of these unprecedented economic times." —Professor Charles M. Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware "Here is the book that every corporate director needs today. With his decades of insider experience, Ram Charan brings more wisdom and insight to this subject than anyone else I know." —Geoff Colvin, Fortune editor and author, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

What Every Nazarene Board Member Needs To Know

Author: Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 0834115506
Size: 12.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Parrott’s insights into key issues for board members make this book required reading for both new and ’seasoned’ board members and pastors. Use these resources to transform meetings into ministry!

Fired Up Fundraising

Author: Gail A. Perry, CPA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470135907
Size: 10.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Praise for Fired-Up Fundraising Turn Board Passion into Action "Fired-Up Fundraising is honest, realistic, practical, and inspiring. It transforms the whole concept of fundraising from obligation and drudgery into passion and fun. Every CEO, development director, development consultant, and board chair needs to have and use this book." -Charles F. (Chic) Dambach President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding Former Senior Consultant, BoardSource "A breakthrough! Fired-Up Fundraising takes the mystery out of engaging your board in the ongoing work of fundraising. In this well-organized little book, Gail Perry lays out a commonsense, four-step process that will fire up your board and help you meet your fundraising goals, year after year." -Mal Warwick author of How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters "Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action is by far the best book I have ever read on how to involve board members in the entire process of fundraising, from identifying prospects, cultivating them, and finally making 'the ask.' Just as important, it is an invaluable guide on how to select, enlist, train and especially inspire board members so they take ownership of their institutions. Every nonprofit CEO and development officer should read this book." -Robert L. Gale President Emeritus, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and founder of BoardSource (formerly known as the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) "This is the book for which EVERY nonprofit chief executive has been yearning since time immemorial. Every nonprofit needs money to survive and thrive, and every nonprofit has a board of trustees to help raise it, but few nonprofits come anywhere near using their boards to maximum benefit. Fired-Up Fundraising, a reader-friendly, realistic, and practical playbook written by a richly experienced, highly literate fundraiser turned consultant, takes readers by the hand and leads them step-by-step through eminently doable ways of inspiring the greatest possible engagement of-and return from-their trustees. It will instantly become the gold-standard guide for building successful boards." -Joel Fleishman Professor of Law and Public Policy and Director, The Foundation Research Program, Duke University

On Board

Author: Nanette R. Fridman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692306366
Size: 15.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nanette Fridman is an internationally respected leadership coach, consultant and trainer. With over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, Nanette wrote, On Board: What Current and Aspiring BOard Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service, out of frustration with the lack of information prospective and current board members are given about the nonprofit sector and how boards work, what is expected of them, and how they can best contribute. Even seasoned board memebers can lack specific knowledge areas and skills to successfully govern and champion their organization. Are you an aspiring board member who wants to make the right decision about joining a board? Perhaps you're an executive director who isn't getting what you need from your board of directors? Maybe you're a board chair or member dreading yet another unproductive meeting or year?

The Ultimate Board Member S Book

Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace
Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers
ISBN: 1889102393
Size: 17.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is a book for all nonprofit boards. Those wanting to operate with maximum effectiveness. Those needing to clarify exactly what their job is. And those wanting to ensure that all members - novice and veteran alike - are on the same page with respect to roles and responsibilities.It's all here in jargon-free language: how boards work, what the job entails, the time commitment, the role of staff, serving on committees and task forces, fundraising responsibilities, conflicts of interest, group decision-making, how to develop yourself, effective recruiting, de-enlisting board members, board self-evaluation, and more.

How Not To Be A Terrible School Board Member

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412997935
Size: 12.77 MB
Format: PDF
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Veteran school board member Richard E. Mayer's humorous approach to administrator-board relations presents negative behavior scenarios and analyses, offers alternatives, and provides win-win solutions.