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Description - Joining a Nonprofit Board by Marc J. Epstein

Praise for Joining a Nonprofit Board
""As an individual who has served on various nonprofit boards,
and as the president and CEO of a large nonprofit organization, I
can attest to how valuable this book is. Marc Epstein and Warren
McFarlan offer insight into the expectations of nonprofit board
members, which is extraordinarily beneficial to individuals
considering their first nonprofit board and to seasoned
professionals already serving on boards." ?Gail McGovern,
President and CEO, American Red Cross

Excerpted from Foreword"
"This book is a roadmap for the business person who wants to
serve on a nonprofit board, and unwittingly assumes that the
approaches that worked so well in the for-profit world can be
seamlessly extrapolated to the nonprofit board room."
?Roseanna H. Means, M.D., founder and president, Women of
"A must-read for all new and existing nonprofit board members.
It is full of practical advice that will help improve the
effectiveness of nonprofit board members and the organizations they
serve." ?Roger Servison, president emeritus, Boston Museum of
Fine Arts, and vice chairman, Boston Symphony Orchestra
"What a powerful tool now available for anyone involved with
governance of America's nonprofit enterprises. The analysis is
cogent and concise, amply supported by real-life examples."
?George B. Beitzel, chairman emeritus, Amherst College, and
chairman emeritus, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
"Joining a Nonprofit Board offers practical advice in
complementing your business experience with the nuances of
nonprofit governance, performance, and management in order to fully
achieve the societal mission." ?Jeffrey C. Thomson, president
and CEO, Institute of Management Accountants
"This book will guide you through the differences between
for-profit and nonprofit organizations (and boards). It will help
you navigate through all the nuances in which nonprofit
organizations actually operate on a day-to-day basis."?Elaine
Ullian, former president, Boston Medical Center
"Joining a Nonprofit Board is a must-read. This book should be
required reading and distributed at the opening board meeting."
?Agnes C. Underwood, former head, Garrison Forest School and
National Cathedral School; vice president/managing associate,
Carney, Sandoe and Associates
"A Board needs a unifying and visionary objective?'It must
be World Class.' This book successfully shows how to create a World
Class Board." ?W. Richard Bingham, former chairman,
California Academy of Sciences

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470931257
ISBN-10: 0470931256
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 161mm x 21mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 10-May-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marc J. Epstein

Marc J. Epstein is Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is considered one of the global experts in the areas of sustainability, governance, performance measurement, and accountability in both corporations and nonprofit organizations. F. Warren McFarlan is Albert H. Gordon Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus and former senior associate dean of the Harvard Business School. He has served for over thirty years on both corporate and nonprofit boards and has written a number of articles and cases in the area of Social Enterprise.

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