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BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) has distinguished itself as the premier source for high-quality, practical materials designed to equip nonprofit board members and officers to fulfill their considerable and evolving responsibilities. Though pricey, its products represent high value. This book is no exception. For the board member or executive without business training, seven well-illustrated chapters serve as both a primer and a reference work that will be consulted often and profitably. (more…)

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BoardSource (formerly The National Central for Nonprofit Boards) sets the gold standard for non-profit organizations with its diverse, expensive, and high-quality publications. BoardSource has figured out how to create a teaching and reference work simultaneously and then impress this model across the range of its printed material. The present book(let) comes with a CD that provides serviceable boilerplate that organizations can use to produce their own conflict of interest policies and disclosure documents. (more…)

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You won’t find 48 pages’ worth of distilled wisdom like this for nonprofit executives and the board members the accompany them anywhere else. The only thing wrong with this gold-standard booklet is that its price will mean execs of some non-profits will not be able to afford a copy for every board member. This is so good it may be worth paying out of pocket to get into the hands of the board who you so badly need to think and act wisely.

Though directed mainly at chief executives, there is as much orientation for the board. I’ll make mine available to our leadership team as well, for the organizational theory and practical hints doesn’t get packaged any better than this.

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My friend ‘JT’ has written this brief book in order to present in narrative format the gist of his life-long work empowering non-profits through his firm DMA, Inc. If you are particularly skeptical of friends’ reviews (which you should be at least a little bit), you may wish to stop reading now. (more…)

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The task of managing an institution in the nonprofit sector is by definition challenging. In fact, it often leads to career extinction and personal burnout. (more…)

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Phill Butler gives us one of those books that takes an action sport or skill that is usually performed on an intuitive or visceral level and reduces it to a formula.

Don’t get me wrong. This is not a criticism. Many of us need precisely such a formula that provides a handle, a method, or a path. Butler has given us that, and is to be thanked for doing so. (more…)

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My organization receives this publication of the NonProfit Times free. If yours does too, don’t make the mistake of tossing it out with the junk mail.

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