All 501(c)3 non-profit agencies must be governed by a board of directors. It is the responsibility of the board to ensure that the mission of your organization is being upheld in a lawful and ethical manner. Board members work in partnership with your nonprofit to provide financial oversight, evaluate the effectiveness of programs, monitor your long-term viability and deliver accountability to your constituents.
Offers a monthly e-newsletter and online resources, publications, consulting services, workshops and membership benefits
- CompassPoint: Board Café Newsletter
A free electronic newsletter written entirely for boards of directors
- Nonprofit Good Practice Guide: Governance
Provides a glossary of governance terminology with links to articles, websites and other resources
- The Foundation Center
Provides a list of internet resources and publications on board-related issues
John Carver books
John Carver is a well-known author on the subject of governance. His website provides a list of training opportunities as well as publications.
The Nonprofit Quarterly. Fall 2003. “A Powerful Vision: Governance Suited to Purpose.” Volume 10, Issue 3.
The Nonprofit Quarterly. Summer 1999. “Reconsidering Governance.” Volume 6, Issue 2.
Chait, Richard P., William P. Ryan, and Barbara E. Taylor. 2004. Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Honorable mention recipient of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s 2006 Terry McAdam Book Award