The Book of the Board: Effective Governance for Non-profit Organisations

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Federation Press, 2008 - Boards of directors - 282 pages
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* 3rd EDITION FORTHCOMING END OF 2014 - ISBN: 9781862879577/ rrp $59.95 / Direct Price $55.00* TO ORDER YOUR COPY, PLEASE CONTACT JOHN XENOS ON (02) 9552-2200 or EMAIL: j.xenos@federationpress.com.au The Book of the Board is an invaluable handbook for boards and board members of non-profit organisations. It explains:the purpose of a board in a non-profit organisationthe board's formal and legal responsibilitiesthe main areas where a board can add to the organisation's effectivenessThis second edition, while retaining an overall structure similar to the first edition, has been fully revised and updated to reflect developments in the non-profit environment. Particular revisions include:A new Checklists section, containing ten quick-reference checklists on topics ranging from strategic planning and compliance through to board recruitment and succession planningAll the interviews have been replaced with eight new interviews from Australian non-profit organisations in the fields of environment, sports, arts and youth developmentThe topics covered in the original 17 chapters have been streamlined into 12 chaptersA new chapter has been added on the subject of alliances and mergers in the non-profit fieldThe Resources section has been overhauled, with seven Resources retained and updated, and eight new Resources added, covering governance charters, running a planning retreat, CEO appraisal and committee structuresNew charts and diagrams that provide a visual overview of key topicsGavin Nicholson, Louise Walsh and Judith James join Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Elizabeth Jameson among the contributors
 

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Contents

The job of the board
6
CHAPTER
9
CHAPTER 3
23
An interview with the Environmental Defenders Office NSW
48
CHAPTER 5
70
CHAPTER 6
83
CHAPTER 7
99
CHAPTER 8
112
Fundraising
219
Monitoring and evaluation
220
Board recruitment and succession planning
221
Draft duty statements
222
Sample conflict of interest policy
225
Corporate governance charters
227
Sample legal compliance policy
231
Planning and decisionmaking tools
232

Financial planning and control
127
An interview with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
143
CHAPTER 10
149
A perspective on individual philanthropy
156
CHAPTER 11
161
CHAPTER 12
181
An interview with The Foundation for Young Australians
189
CHAPTER 13
195
staging posts of board development
207
Checklists Checklist 1 Strategic planning
209
Marketing
210
Human resources
213
Board meetings
214
Chairing
215
Legal compliance
216
Finance
217
Planning and running a retreat
239
A CEO duty statement
242
Search and selection process for CEO
244
Draft CEO appraisal process
248
Rules of orderformal meeting procedure
250
Committee structures
252
Insurance
256
A glossary of financial terms
263
Board selfassessment questionnaire
265
Board recruitment gridtable
271
Interviewees
273
Bibliography
275
Websites
277
Index
279
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