Best of the Board Café: Hands-On Solutions for Nonprofit Boards

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A Bestseller Becomes Even More Pertinent First published in 2005, this collection of CompassPoint online newsletter articles became instantly popular with busy board members of nonprofits. Now updated with new essays that are short enough to read over a cup of coffee, readers will find essential insights on board responsibilities, executive directors, fundraising, finance, and more. New topics include: eleven ways to get a new executive director off to a good start, a board member’s guide to nonprofit insurance, how to take a public stand, working boards versus governing boards, the right way to resign from the board, the best way to raise money, meaningful board-staff acts of appreciation, and what boards need to know about copyrights.

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Now, the most-requested articles and best thinking of its nearly 30,000 subscribers are gathered together in The Best of the Board Cafe. This complete guide offers a menu of ideas, information, opinion, news, and resources for nonprofit boards—all short enough to read over a cup of coffee! You’ll find a wide range of useful of topics, including:

* Myths and urban legends about nonprofits

* The CompassPoint model for governance

* Board member's roles, including job descriptions for officers and various committees

* Five big decisions boards often face

* Guidance on how to handle the crucial relationship between the board and the executive director

* Key legal documents you should know about: bylaws, incorporation papers, IRS ruling letters, and more

* Seven things the board chair should check before filing Form 990

* What boards need to know about insurance

* How to recruit new and diverse members

* What to do with board members who don't do anything

* What makes for productive board meetings * Fundraising and financial accountability To spark discussion, the articles in this unique guide are formatted as handouts so they can be easily shared. Whether you’re a new or veteran board member you'll find real-life, practical food for thought in The Best of the Board Cafe.

About the Author:

JAN MASAOKA is executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a leading consulting and training firm for nonprofit organizations based in California. Nonprofit Times has named her one of the "Fifty Most Influential People" in the nonprofit sector nationwide. Masaoka has been the editor/chef of the Board Cafe newsletter since its inception in 1997 and is also coauthor (with Mike Allison) of Why Boards Don't Govern, published by the University of Indiana Press.

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