Nonprofit activities are the next - and possibly the most interesting - focus of the Baby Boomer Era. The United States has an estimated two million charitable organizations and this handbook is for current and future board members or trustees. Easy to read, written with a brief, sharp directness, and laced with real-life examples and illustrations, Inside the Nonprofit Boardroom fills a growing need in an entertaining format to help trustees be effective.
ForewordWhy This Handbook?1. What is a Board?2. What is a Trustee?3. Big Boards, Little Boards4. Why Have a Board in the First Place?5. Qualities of a Trustee6. The Passionate Trustee7. The Rewards8. What Does a Board Do?9. What Does a Trustee Do?10. The Keys to Success11. Money and People12. What the Board Needs to Know13. How Meetings Work14. A Crash Course in Committees15. Spreading the Word16. A Snapshot of the Ideal Board17. The Truth About Trustee Elections18. Tenure: How Long is Long Enough?19. How to Get on a Board20. How to Leave a Board21. Have Fun22. Addendum23. The Changing Relationship Between the CEO and the Board24. Board Size, Structure, and Composition25. Deploy Your Assets26. Accountability and Finances27. Risk Management28. Raising the Bar with Sarbanes-Oxley29. Taking on Debt30. The Uniform Prudent Investor Act31. Avoid Self-Dealing32. Succession Plans33. Research34. Simple Tips for More Effective Meetings35. Board Executive Sessions36. The Board Executive Committee37. Trustee Voting and the Chief Executive38. Chief Executive and Board Performance Indicators39. RecognitionAcknowledgments