Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (Hardcover)

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A new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards. Written by noted consultants and researchers attuned to the needs of practitioners, "Governance as Leadership" redefines nonprofit governance. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macrogovernance in exchange for less micromanagement. Informed by theories that have transformed the practice of organizational leadership, this book sheds new light on the traditional fiduciary and strategic work of the board and introduces a critical third dimension of effective trusteeship: generative governance. It serves boards as both a resource of fresh approaches to familiar territory and a lucid guide to important new territory, and provides a road map that leads nonprofit trustees and executives to governance as leadership. "Governance as Leadership" was developed in collaboration with BoardSource, the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations. Through its highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build effective nonprofit boards and offering credible support in solving tough problems. For the latest in nonprofit governance, visit, or call us at 1-800-883-6262.

About the Author

Richard P. Chait is Professor of Higher Education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Ryan is a research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, and a consultant to foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Barbara E. Taylor is the former president of the High Point Museum. Both as a museum president and community volunteer, she has been involved with several projects, such as the installation of the John Coltrane statue and the inauguration of the International John Coltrane Jazz and Blues Festival in 2011. Images within the pages of High Point have been culled from the High Point Public Library's Mary Lib Joyce Collection, the High Point Museum's collection, and local citizens' personal collections.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780471684206
ISBN-10: 0471684201
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2004
Pages: 198
Language: English