Board Member Orientation: The Concise and Complete Guide to Nonprofit Board Service
by Michael E. Batts
Finally! Board member orientation truly simplified. Serving on a nonprofit board can be an incredibly rewarding experience for the properly prepared board member. This book is for the generous and busy people who agree to give of their time and talents by serving on nonprofit boards.
Nonprofit boards often fail to do a good job of board member orientation for a variety of reasons. It takes a significant amount of time and effort to plan and conduct quality board member orientation programs, and every time a new board member arrives, it's time to do it again! Because of the challenges associated with providing quality board member orientation, many nonprofit organizations do not do it at all, leaving their board members to wing it. This book provides simple, practical, nuts-and-bolts information to support the truly great men and women serving on nonprofit boards and making a difference in the lives of people.
A One-Hour Read
This book is a concise and appropriately comprehensive guide to nonprofit board service designed especially for new board members. It is a quick read (about one hour), yet it addresses with accuracy the most significant elements of board service, such as mission, responsibility, duty, risk, liability, and board meeting dynamics.