All About Boards of Directors (For-Profit and Nonprofit)
Applies to for-profit and nonprofit Boards, unless marked differently.
Perhaps the best way to benefit from this topic is first to
scan the subtopics in the following table, including how they
are arranged on this page. The left side of the table lists the
typical topics in Board operations, and the right side lists the
typical functions in an organization that a Board must oversee.
Also, if you are looking for a very specific subtopic or article about Boards
on this page, you might use the “find” function in your browser, and
enter the keyword(s) in order to search this page for those subtopics or articles.
You also can use the “search” box in the upper right-hand corner.
Much of the information in this topic was adapted from the book
Guide to Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board. Most
of the information in that book applies to nonprofit and for-profit Boards.
Also see Carter’s
Strategic Planning — Learn This Critical Skill for Board Members
The Consultants Development Institute’s Series Facilitating
Strategic Planning provides free online courses, downloadable tools and
interaction with experienced faculty to learn the core skills to facilitate
strategic planning for any kind of organization. This is a critical skill for
prospective and current Board members. Enrollment is unlimited.
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