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Board Member Orientation: The Concise and Complete Guide to Nonprofit Board Service Paperback – February 3, 2011
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"Mike Batts has put his quarter century of advising and serving on nonprofit boards to good use in this accurate and easy-to-read book." --Chuck Hartman, Assoc. Prof. of Bus. & Law, Cedarville Univ.
"This book is exactly what a busy volunteer board member needs. It is perfect for board member orientation and for quick reference reminders for the experienced board member." --Doug Starcher, Partner, Broad & Cassel
"This book provides clear, no-nonsense guidance on the basic issues for new nonprofit board members. Using it will ensure your organization has communicated fundamental governance issues." --Dan Busby, President, ECFA
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Lencioni adds, "Although it sounds extreme, management guru Peter Drucker wrote, `There is one thing all boards have in common...They do not function.'"
So how do you fix dysfunctional boards?
Michael Batts has come to the rescue! In just 85 quick-reading pages, the author delivers a short-enough book that most new board members will read. "Board Member Orientation: The Concise and Complete Guide to Nonprofit Board Service" is a must-have tool for your orientation sessions with new board members. There are 10 chapters:
1. The Legal Authority and Responsibility of Board Members
2. The Proper Role of the Board
3. Board Committees
4. The Board's Role in Risk Management
5. The Board's Role in Financial Matters
6. Governing and Policy Documents
7. The Liability of Board Members
8. Understanding, Evaluating and Protecting Mission
9. Board Meeting Dynamics
10. Completing the Orientation Process by Providing Organization-Specific Information to Board Members
Addressing the sometimes fuzzy line between a board's proper role and its tendency to micromanage, Batts gives board members grace in some situations when the lines may get blurred.Read more ›
Worth purchasing and giving to your board members.
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Clear, concise and a great place to start for those, like me, new to the world of non profit board membership.Published 16 days ago by B. Hendriks
Advice offered is overly vague and lacks specific examples or recommendations. Most people realize they should keep good records and avoid conflicts of interest. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Max L.
A must read for any new board member. Clear, concise and thorough.Published 7 months ago by B. Flanagan
Excellent book, writer in layman's language. Very good as resource for individuals new to serving on nonprofit boards.Published 9 months ago by Cheryl
A MOST READ FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE BOARD MEMBERS. If your are heading up the Governance Committee, Board President, or CEO of a board, this book is for you. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Homer F. Carter