This publication is part of The Governance Series, a six-book collection addressing all of the fundamental elements of service common to most boards.
Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards provides a set of basic guidelines to enable nonprofit boards to meet these challenges and develop board members who are actively engaged in the life of the organization. It discusses how the board is organized (including board size and term limits); who is on the board; the roles of the board chair, chief executive, and committees; and productive ways for board members to work together.
Nonprofit governance calls for visionary and vigilant leadership, efficient and flexible structures, productive and proven practices, an inquiring and trusting culture, and a shared passion for the mission.
The Governance Series addresses 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.