Doing Good Better: How to Be an Effective Board Member of a Nonprofit Organization (Good Books, now available) is a trusted handbook for nonprofit board member service. Now revised and newly updated with brand-new case studies, it comes packed with even more tips and ideas from the trenches of nonprofit board work. Edgar Stoesz has made Doing Good Better a necessary guidebook for nonprofit board members, no matter their experience level!
In short, pointedly-written chapters, Stoesz covers:
· Helping directors understand their governance role
· A plan to fulfill the organization’s mission
· Reporting back to the members – good and bad news
· Planning effective meetings
· Constructive debate with other members
· Working through a crisis, and then how to celebrate
· How to leave on the best terms possible
Stoesz deftly interweaves background philosophy, vision, and razor-sharp specific ideas. In addition, Stoesz offers a “Board Evaluation Form,” a “Director’s Self-Evaluation Form,” and an outline for the “Executive Director Annual Review.”
This is a must-have resource for any board member of a nonprofit organization!
About the Author
Edgar Stoesz has spent most of his adult life in nonprofit organizations, both as a director and an employee. He has been active on the board of Habitat for Humanity, International, serving as Chair from 1991 to 1995. Additionally he has chaired the boards of Heifer Project, International, the American Leprosy Mission, and Hospital Albert Schweitzer. Stoesz has addressed or conducted workshops for more than 200 boards. He lives in Akron, Pennsylvania.