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Doing good even better: how to be an effective board member of a nonprofit organization

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Good Books,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
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This book is practical, ready-to-go material for nonprofit board members who are stiffly new or wearily veteran. Author Edgar Stoesz, retired board chair of Habitat for Humanity, writes crisply from his wise and seasoned board experience.The trusted handbook for nonprofit board service is back—newly revised and updated! Doing Good Even Better is approachable wisdom, fresh from the recently retired chair of Habitat for Humanity International. Edgar Stoesz (Stãyce) has made Doing Good Even Better a guidebook. In short, pointedly-written chapters, Stoesz covers: Helping Directors Understand Their Governance Role A Plan to Fulfill the Purpose Reporting Back to the Members Planning Effective Meetings Great Boards Have a Good Fight (occasionally) Working Your Way Through a Crisis Great Boards Celebrate Leaving Right "Discussion/Action Questions" conclude many of the chapters. In addition, Stoesz offers a "Board Evaluation Form," a "Director's Self-Evaluation Form," and an Outline for the "Executive Director Annual Review."Doing Good Even Better is practical, ready-to-go material for board members who are stiffly new or wearily veteran. Author Edgar Stoesz writes crisply from his wise and seasoned board experience.
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9781561486014
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table_of_contents Doing good even better begins with people -- Organizational greatness begins with people -- Growing great directors -- Helping directors become great leaders -- Making room for greatness -- Discussion questions -- Helping directors understand their governance role -- Distinguishing governance from management -- Defining the purpose -- Planning to fulfill the purpose -- Delegating responsibility for plan implementation -- Resourcing the plan -- Monitoring and evaluating -- Reporting back to the members -- Helping boards have better meetings -- Meetings: why have them? -- A strategic agenda -- Planning effective meetings -- Whose rules of order? -- Bad habits great boards overcome -- The role of the chair -- The role of recording -- Great boards have a good fight (occasionally) -- Discussion questions -- Great boards evaluate performance -- Great boards evaluate themselves -- Great boards evaluate program -- Great boards evaluate their CEO -- Discussion questions -- More tools to increase board effectiveness -- Governing through policies -- Buoys to guide management -- The board role in fund-raising -- Budget: a necessary management tool -- Caution about committees -- Committees-getting more with less -- Managing conflict constructively -- Working your way through a crisis -- Smelling salts for discouraged organizations -- Under the shadow of litigation -- Great board celebrate -- Leaving right -- Afterword -- Exhibits: -- A. Board self-evaluation: board responsibilities-the full scope -- B. Board self-evaluation: board duties-how well are we accomplishing them? -- C. Board self-evaluation: board meetings-our work together -- D. Director self-evaluation -- E. Suggestions for committees -- F. Writing effective proposals for board action -- G. CEO annual review outline -- H. CEO search checklist -- Suggestions for interviewing a candidate for the CEO position -- J. Governance guidelines (a model for a start-up).
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title Doing good even better : how to be an effective board member of a nonprofit organization
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title_short Doing good even better :
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