Why do we need boards and management committees? How can board and committee members best contribute? And what risks are they exposed to? Authored by David Fishel, with contributions from a number of specialists in the non-profit field, this comprehensive guide is addressed to the board members and senior executive officers of Australian non-profit organisations. The Book of the Board is published by Sydney-based The Federation Press.
The 2008 second edition has been extensively revised and updated. Its contents include:
- The job of the board
- Setting strategic direction
- Relationship with the CEO
- Purposeful meetings
- Chairing skills
- Risk management
- Legal responsibilities and compliance
- Financial planning and control
- The board and fundraising
- Measuring progress
- Non-profit alliances and mergers
- Recruitment and succession planning
The book also contains in-depth interviews with the Chairs and CEOs of four Australian non-profit; ten new action checklists for action, and a comprehensive Resources section.
In the book's Foreword, Mr David Gonski declares, "David Fishel is to be complimented for writing and compiling this book, as it provides invaluable assistance for those contemplating board appointments in not-for-profits – and indeed for those already sitting on such boards." The Book of the Board 2nd edition is an information rich resource and an important guide book for those working in the sector.
Read the Table of Contents to see chapter information and the extensive resources and checklists included in The Book of the Board 2nd edition.
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If you are interested in governance and board related issues you may want to attend one of ABAF's Board Development Workshops facilitated by The Book of the Board author David Fishel.