Joining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to Know

Joining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to Know

By: F.Warren McFarlan (author), Marc J. Epstein (author)Hardback

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This is important guide helps orient new members who are serving (or have been asked to serve) on nonprofit boards. Written from a business perspective, this book also helps nonprofit professionals understand where new board members are coming from and how they can best work with them. The book is filled with information on the role of board members and the structure of the board, financial strategy and the board s oversight, philanthropy, the complex relationship between the chairman of the board and the CEO, performance management, and much more. The book also contains illustrative examples for senior managers and board members.

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About Author

Marc J. Epstein is Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is considered one of the global experts in the areas of sustainability, governance, performance measurement, and accountability in both corporations and nonprofit organizations. F. Warren McFarlan is Albert H. Gordon Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus and former senior associate dean of the Harvard Business School. He has served for over thirty years on both corporate and nonprofit boards and has written a number of articles and cases in the area of Social Enterprise.


Exhibits, Figures, and Tables. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1 Introduction. 2 Mission. 3 Performance Measurement. 4 Financial Strategy and Oversight. 5 Philanthropy. 6 Board Structure and Role. 7 Leadership Chairman and CEO A Complex Partnership. 8 You as a Trustee. Notes. References and Reading List for Senior Managers and Board Members. Case Studies of Interest. The Authors. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780470931257
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780470931257
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 0470931256

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