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Good Governance for Nonprofits: Developing Principles and Policies for an Effective Board

Many nonprofits are reluctant to develop a policies manual, believing that it takes far too much time, effort, and expertise. But the lack of responsible policies and governance can actually end up costing an organization much more in the long run -- both in reputation and in resources. Good Governance for Nonprofits is a succinct but thorough guide that will help organizations develop a board that is legally and ethically responsible and effective in advancing their needs. The authors offer a clear process for creating a policies manual to help boards apply proven standards of governance or "attributes of excellence." Nonprofit leaders will learn how to: eliminate redundant or outdated policies; add new policies more effectively; clearly guide the CEO and evaluate his or her performance; ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations; understand why certain policies should be included; adapt the authors' templates to their specific needs.

Publisher: AMACOM in association with GSE Research

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Free Content Preliminary Material
pp. i-xiv(14)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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Got Good Governance?
pp. 1-14(14)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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The Board Policies Manual: Your Essential Guide
pp. 15-30(16)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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Planning and Packing: Committing to the BPM
pp. 31-36(6)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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Confronting the Roadblocks
pp. 37-50(14)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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The BPM Development Process
pp. 51-59(9)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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BPM Part 1: Introduction and Administration
pp. 60-69(10)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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BPM Part 2: Organizational Essentials
pp. 70-81(12)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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BPM Part 3: Board Structure and Process
pp. 82-119(38)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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BPM Part 4: Board—CEO/Staff Relationship
pp. 120-135(16)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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BPM Part 5: Executive Parameters
pp. 136-151(16)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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Are We There Yet? The End of the Beginning
pp. 152-160(9)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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The Roadmap Taken: Four Case Histories
pp. 161-178(18)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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Free Content Supplementary Material
pp. 179-210(32)
Authors: LAUGHLIN, Frederic L.; ANDRINGA, Robert C.

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