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Board Cafe The electronic newsletter exclusively for members of nonprofit boards of directors. Short enough to read over a cup of coffee, Board Café offers a menu of ideas, information, opinion, news, and resources to help board members give and get the most out of board service Youth and Governance Articles in PDF format about youth in governance and public policy
Board Development Frequently Asked Questions from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Board of Directors and Its Role A series of articles from Charity Village
Creating a Nonprofit Board of Directors Your challenges in building a board will, to a large extent, be a function of where you are in the evolution of your organization. In broad terms there are three stages in the life cycle of a nonprofit board: Organizing Board; Governing Board; Institutional Board Makeup of Board Affects Way Group Functions A properly functioning board adds value to an organization and spreads its mission in the appropriate communities. A dysfunctional board can hamstring fund raising, demoralize staff, and degrade an organization's credibility
John Carver's Policy Governance Model Policy Governance® is a generic framework, applicable to all governing boards-business, nonprofit, and governmental. It brings managerial respectability and conceptual coherence to the long-underdeveloped, patched-together role of boards of directors Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Nonprofit Board of Directors The effectiveness of the nonprofit Board of Directors can be enhanced by regular assessment of its activities and performance. An assessment process can help board members to understand their role, and encourage fulfillment of board responsibilities
Checklist To Evaluate a Nonprofit Board of Directors The checklist indicators represent what is needed to have a healthy, well-managed organization. Since it is a self-assessment tool, organizations should evaluate themselves honestly against each issue and use the response to change or strengthen its administrative operations All aBoard A practical guide to help you involve children and young people on boards and committees
Free Complete Toolkit for Boards Corporations, whether for-profit or nonprofit, require a governing Board of Directors. Governing Boards have certain legally required duties, including duties of care, loyalty and obedience (some states use different terms). (In Canada, the duties of care and loyalty are specified.) Governing Boards can have a variety of configurations, eg, "working" (or hands-on, or administrative), "collective," "policy," "Policy Governance" (trademark of Carver Governance Design), etc.  

Basic Principles of Policy Governance (Carverguide Series on Effective Board Governance, 1) by John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver
Board Assessment of the Ceo (Carverguide Series , No 7) by John Carver
Board Self-Assessment (Carverguide Series , No 8) by John Carver
Boards That Make a Difference : A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations by John Carver and Alan Shrader
Reinventing Your Board : A Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance by John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver


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