How to Help Your Board Govern More Manage Less (Boardsource Governance Series) by Richard P. Chait
This resource was developed by the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, now called Boardsource. It outlines ten ways to help nonprofit boards maintain governance accountability and develop clear boundaries between responsibilities that should appropriately be held at the Board level versus the management level.
Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards by Dave Sternberg
Motivate and empower your board to get wholeheartedly involved in fundraising. This completely updated version of one of Boardsource’s best-selling books explains how board members, development officers, and chief executives can clarify the process of successful fundraising, target and approach potential funders, and increase levels of support. They will discover why some donors give…and why others do not. Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards is filled with practical, actionable advice and includes a quiz to assess your board’s fundraising culture, role playing exercises, a sample board member letter of agreement, and a fundraising checklist.
Generations: The Challenge of a Lifetime for Your Nonprofit by Generations: Peter C Brinckerhoff
This hands-on guide includes the Generational Self-Assessment Tool. This tool gives you a baseline to measure your success as you bring generations into your planning. Throughout the book, you’ll find real-life examples that illustrate key points. You’ll also find practical ideas that you can use immediately. Finally, the book includes keys points and discussion questions because you need to get your staff and board involved in this discussion today. The wake-up call been given to nonprofit boards and staff alike: now is the time to plan for generational change.
Leading the Association: Striking the Right Balance Between Staff and Volunteers by James J. Dunlop
Leadership in associations is a responsibility shared between staff and volunteers. The most effective associations are able to maximize the contributions of staff and volunteers by appropriately defining their relationship. This relationship is not a static one, nor is there a perfect formula for splitting the responsibility. There are, however, some important principles that point to an appropriate direction for your association. This study identifies these principles for the first time. It introduces objective measures of staff-driven and volunteer-driven associations, based on careful research. It explores the relationships between staff and volunteer leaders and examines how and why their roles differ from one association to another. Finally, it identifies specific strategies that leaders may employ to shift the base of influence within their association.
Boards At Work: How Corporate Boards Create Competitive Advantage by Ram Charan
Behind closed doors, in corporate boardrooms across America, a quiet revolution is taking place. Boards of directors – long an unrealized source of competitive advantage – are transcending their traditional roles to proactively influence the future direction of their companies. Ram Charan shares an intriguing, first-hand account of how a small but growing number of exceptional boards are changing the face of corporate governance. He also shows how CEOs can tap the vast reserve of experience and wisdom a board’s membership represents.