Board Member Orientation

Strategies for Superintendents

Author: Holly Kleinsasser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 813

This reference is designed to help school superintendents and other ad ministrators provide effective, in-house orientation to rookie board m embers. It walks through the basic responsibilities of board members, and provides a structure through which specific issues and characteris tics about each school district, community and board can be discussed. This publication boasts a wide range of forms and worksheets to assis t the busy administrator in setting up a customized program in his or her school district.

World-Class Fundraising Isn't a Solo Sport

The Team Approach to Academic Fundraising

Author: D L. D Buller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 732

An African proverb says, “If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together.” World-Class Fundraising Isn’t a Solo Sport is about how to travel far in the world of academic development. It provides practical, field-tested strategies for building strong academic development teams. Using realistic case studies and innovative tools designed specifically for use in higher education, the book serves as an operations manual for how faculty members, academic administrators, or development officers can best work together to achieve their fundraising goals.

The Board Team Handbook

Author: Bob Fitch

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 716

Get board members up to speed quickly and improve overall productivity and knowledge! The biggest update of our flagship publication ever! More than 80,000 copies have been sold. It includes timeless advice on: The board’s job description and the role of officers. Developing board policy. The executive director’s role and the board’s relation to staff. Making board meetings productive and basic parliamentary procedure. Managing nonprofit risk. Board member recruitment. Developing successful committees. Expanded info on monitoring nonprofit finance, including how to read a balance sheet and income statement. Avoiding common nonprofit financial pitfalls. Solutions for dealing with problem board members. Sample board of director and president qualification checklists.Tactics to successfully implement strategic plans. Sample “chain of command” chart. Sample executive director succession plan. Recommended insurance coverage for nonprofits.

Great Companies Deserve Great Boards

A CEO's Guide to the Boardroom

Author: Beverly Behan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 291

Despite the many changes in governance regulation over the past decade, few boards function as a true corporate asset to the companies they oversee. In this book, Behan offers practical advice that a CEO, Chairman or board member can introduce at the very next meeting. Boardrooms are filled with intelligent, accomplished people—yet seldom achieve their full potential and add the kind of value for the CEO, executive team and company shareholders that many boards are actually capable of. Beverly Behan draws on her experience working with more than 100 boards over the past 14 years—from major Fortune 500s to recent IPOs—offering no-nonsense insights that can take any board from mediocrity to the top of its game including establishing a constructive working relationship with your board; addressing some of the dysfunction that may lie within the board you’ve inherited, and making your board a significant asset to you, your company, and your executive team. Working with the Board of Directors is one of the most important components of any CEO’s job—and most will admit it is something they wish they knew more about. Nearly all CEOs want to change at least something about their board, yet many are unsure how to go about this in the right way. This book not only alerts the reader to common pitfalls that CEO's can make with their boards, it provides workable approaches to a tackle a variety of boardroom issues from getting new talent into the boardroom to engaging effectively with the board on strategy and succession planning.

Assessing the Public Library Planning Process

Author: Annabel Stephens

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 711

Documents the development and use of the public library planning process and assesses its value, offering recommendations for improving the use of the process and for revising its planning manual, Planning and Role Setting for Public Libraries: A Manual of Options and Procedures. Reviews research on the effectiveness of the 1980 and 1987 versions of the manual and analyzes their differences, looking at librarians' satisfaction with the process and the manual. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Improving School Board Effectiveness

A Balanced Governance Approach

Author: Thomas L. Alsbury

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 496

Improving School Board Effectiveness offers a clarifying and essential look at the evolving role of school boards and how they contribute to efforts to improve student learning. It examines how board members can establish effective district priorities, and it explores those board policies and actions that result in shared, districtwide commitments to heightened student achievement. This book arises out of a critical need for a better understanding of school boards and the development of helpful tools and guidelines for school board members. At its heart is the notion of Balanced Governance, a principle that most generally “balances the authority of a superintendent to lead a school district with the necessary oversight of a locally engaged and knowledgeable board.” Improving School Board Effectiveness is a helpful and practical book that will prove indispensable for school board members, school and district administrators, and everyone with a stake in school improvement and reform.

Over Goal!

What You Must Know to Excel at Fundraising Today

Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace

Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 236

The MAC Flyer

Author: United States. Air Force. Military Airlift Command

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page:

View: 877

Sexual Orientation and School Policy

A Practical Guide for Teachers, Administrators, and Community Activists

Author: Ian K. Macgillivray

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 481

This book helps the reader to understand and mediate the debates that arise when gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, and queer/questioning students and their families ask for equal treatment from the schools and are opposed by conservative parents. Sexual Orientation and School Policy is a case study of one school districts' attempt to adopt and implement policies that include sexual orientation. This book describes the work of the Safe Schools Coalition who advocate and educate for equal rights for gay lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, and queer/questioning (GLBTIQ) students. Concerned Citizens, a group of conservative parents, opposed the inclusion of sexual orientation in the policies. Factors that either facilitated or impeded the implementation of the policies are highlighted, as are the strategies employed by the Safe Schools Coalition in educating opponents.

Raising Money Through Bequests

How Your Organization Can Profit from the Biggest Intergenerational Transfer of Wealth in History

Author: David Valinsky

Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 101

View: 620

Never in history has there been more money on the table for your organization than right now.Members of the “Greatest Generation” are in their 80s and 90s, and as they pass away they're collectively leaving billions of dollars to charitable organizations throughout the United States.And their preferred vehicle for giving this money is the simple bequest – “I give and bequeath to….” If at this very moment you're not marketing your bequest program with G force, you're missing perhaps the greatest opportunity in the history of fundraising.To borrow a phrase from a “Greatest Generation” song, “Now is the hour.” Raising Money through Bequests lays out step by step how to establish a bequest program, how to work within your organization to strengthen and sustain it, how to market the program to the correct audiences, and exactly what to do when responses start to come in.Further, authors David Valinsky and Melanie Boyd supply plenty of sample materials you can quickly adapt. There's a brochure you can use to introduce your program, a case for support that explains to prospective donors the merits of leaving a bequest, and a tasteful letter and folder that welcomes bequest donors to the Bequest Society and describes its various features and benefits.Additionally, you'll find sample bequest language to offer your donors, a sample agenda for a special gathering to introduce your bequest program, and even a list of possible names for your bequest society.Raising Money through Bequests is a timely and refreshingly uncomplicated book that can have a prodigious impact on your organization's financial security.

The Nonprofit Board's Role in Mission, Planning, and Evaluation

Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace

Publisher: BoardSource, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 968

Designed to help nonprofit board members and senior staff, "The six books address all of the fundamental elements of service common to most boards, including board member responsibilities, how to structure the board in the most efficient manner, and how to accomplish governance work in the spirit of the mission of the organization." -- pg. 2 of Book 1.

Competencies for Effective Leadership

A Framework for Assessment, Education, and Research

Author: Ralph A. Gigliotti

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 713

What makes a leader? In this critical time of change for leaders, it has become increasingly important to understand the competencies associated with leadership. This essential book explores the ways in which Brent Ruben's Leadership Competency Scorecard can be used within an organizational setting.

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book

A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives

Author: BoardSource

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 989

An essential guide to good governance for board leaders at alllevels of experience and expertise This third edition of the bestselling book for nonprofit boardmembers and professionals offers a thoroughly revised and updatedresource that answers the most-commonly asked question on boardgovernance. The book covers such topics as board structure andprocess, board member recruitment and orientation, board-staffrelations, and financial management. This new edition includesupdated information on topics that have recently increased inimportance including new Form 990; dealing with the financialcrisis, risk management, and mergers. Shows executives and board members how to be more effective,meet difficult situations head-on, and deal with commonplacechallenges with confidence Topics include information on the viability of for-profitventures, board retreats, board diversity, fundraising, financialoversight, strategic thinking, and the use of technology From Boardsource the premier resource for practicalinformation, tools, best practices, training, and leadershipdevelopment for board members of nonprofit organizationsworldwide Offers insight gained from the BoardSource Governance IndexSurvey, hundreds of board self-assessments, and questions andchallenges heard by BoardSource from thousands of nonprofitleaders.

Mastering the Management Buckets

20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Non-Profit

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 276

In the most practical, humorous, and fast-moving chapters you've ever read on business and nonprofit leadership and management, this in-the-trenches management expert presents his 20 Management Buckets System for understanding and organizing your important mission. "When you don't know what you don't know," says John Pearson, "the Law of Unintended Consequences will derail you every time." Based on Pearson's 48-hour Management Buckets Workshop Experience, Mastering the Management Buckets offers detailed implementation tools, including 99 practical takeaways that a leader could implement immediately, plus nine management breakthrough strategies. Learn how The People Bucket, The Donor Bucket, The Hoopla Bucket, The Customer Bucket, and others can make or break your organization. For managers and leaders to use on their own, in weekly staff meetings, mentoring young leaders and managers, and a host of other ways.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California

Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 332

Form a California nonprofit corporation Tens of thousands of arts groups, educators, social service agencies, environmental groups, and others have used this bestselling book to form their California nonprofit. Your group can too. Use this book to form your California nonprofit corporation and obtain your federal and state tax exemptions. We provide step-by-step instructions for both the longer IRS Form 1023 and the streamlined IRS Form 1023-EZ application. This edition covers the new required online filing for the Form 1023. How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California shows you how to: choose a legal name prepare articles of incorporation create your bylaws obtain federal and state tax-exempt status prepare minutes for your organizational meeting establish a corporate records book, and handle postincorporation filings and tasks. With downloadable forms: Forms to help you form your nonprofit are included both in the book and online (details inside).

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (National Edition)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit in Any State

Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 372

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation breaks down what can be the complicated process of forming a nonprofit corporation into simple steps that anyone can follow. Whether you want to form an arts group, a social service agency, or an environmental organization, this book will give you the guidance you need to form a nonprofit corporation in your state and obtain federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (National Ed)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit in Any State

Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 913

Form a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit in your state You’ve got a cause you care about—now you just need the legal status that will help your organization raise money and work for that cause. Here, you’ll find all the forms and information you need to create a tax-exempt nonprofit for your group. Learn how to form a nonprofit corporation in any state and gain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. We provide step-by-step instructions for both IRS Form 1023 and the streamlined Form 1023-EZ federal tax-exemption application. With this book you can: choose a legal name prepare articles of incorporation create your own bylaws obtain federal and state tax-exempt status prepare minutes for your organizational meeting, and establish a corporate records book. All forms are downloadable through a special link in the book.

Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards (and Staff Too)

A 1-hour Guide to Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Your Success

Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace

Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 109

View: 249

Fundraising mistakes are a thing of the past.Or, rather, there's no excuse now for making any serious mistake.And that goes for board members, staff, novice, or veteran.If you blunder from this day forward, it's simply evidence you haven't read Kay Sprinkel Grace's new book, Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards, in which she exposes all of the errors. Well, not every conceivable one, but at least the top ones that thwart us time and again.This is an ingenious book, and it's a wonder it wasn't written years ago.Sure, if you've attended a fundraising seminar, or read a Jerry Panas book, or perused one of the field's journals, you're familiar with a dozen or so mistakes to avoid. But the appeal of this book ? and it will become a classic ? is that in one place it gathers and discusses ALL of the biggest errors.Some, like the following, will be second nature if you've been in the field for long:o "Tax deductibility is a powerful incentive." It isn't, as you know.o "People will give just because yours is a good cause." They won't.o "Wealth is mostly what determines a person's willingness to give." Not so. Other factors are equally important.Other mistakes aren't as apparent. For example: "You need a powerful board to have a successful campaign." Truth be told, many are convinced that without a powerful board they can't succeed. Grace shows otherwise.Then, too, there are more nuanced mistakes:o "We can't raise big money - we don't know any rich people." Don't believe it. You can raise substantial dollars.o "Most people don't like to give." To the contrary, many find joy in it.o "Without a track record in annual giving, you can't have a successful capital campaign." In fact you can, but your tactics will be different.And that touches on only seven of the 40 mistakes Grace explores (and explodes).Just as anyone involved in journalism should own a copy of Strunk and White's, The Elements of Style, anyone involved in fundraising ? board member, staff, volunteer ? should have Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards by their side.When Grace makes it so easy to avoid costly errors, it is imprudent to risk repeating them.

A Change of Pastors ... and How it Affects Change in the Congregation

Author: Loren B. Mead

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 102

View: 944

Twenty years after Critical Moment of Ministry was first published, Loren Mead returns to his groundbreaking work on one of the most important times in a congregation’s life—the time between one pastor’s leaving and another’s arrival. In this revised edition, A Change of Pastors, Mead shares the wisdom he gained from 35 years of studying congregations, wisdom that he hopes will allow congregations to take full advantage of this “extraordinarily pregnant moment” during which incredible congregational change can happen.