ERIC Number: ED450663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Art of Trusteeship: The Nonprofit Board Member's Guide to Effective Governance. The Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series.
Widmer, Candace; Houchin, Susan
This book is a practical and down-to-earth guide to help board members of nonprofit organizations fulfill their responsibilities from developing a mission statement to assessing the success of the organization or the board. The approach can be used by trustees from any type of nonprofit organization, whatever its mission, membership, or size. The chapters are: (1) "Establishing the Organization's Mission"; (2) "Engaging in Strategic Planning"; (3) "Overseeing Programs"; (4) "Helping the Organization Communicate Effectively"; (5) "Overseeing the Organization's Finances"; (6) "Developing Funds"; (7) "Ensuring Sound Risk Management Policies"; (8) "Selecting and Supporting the Chief Executive Officer"; (9) "Selecting and Educating Trustees"; and (10) "Managing the Work of the Board." A conclusion summarizes the "Challenge of Trusteeship." (Contains 38 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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