This thorough volume offers up-to-date information and practical guidelines for board members and executives of nonprofit organizations, large or small. Among the topics addressed are the historical roots of the voluntary sector in America, a complete discussion of the key responsibilities of nonprofit boards, suggestions for board organization, appropriate protocol for meetings, legal issues affecting nonprofit groups, and useful tools for self-assessment. This guide is indispensable to the almost two million nonprofit organizations existing in the United States today.
One of the many useful appendices offers a simplified version of Robert's Rules of Order. Another presents a Strategic Planning Process Self Assessment Questionnaire. Others cover Legal Issues for Nonprofit Directors and Managers, Liability and Risk Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Selected Web Resources, and much more.