Building Effective Boards For Religious Organizations
Building Effective Boards For Religious Organizations   -     By: Thomas Holland
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From congregations to social service agencies, soup kitchens to day schools, this comprehensive handbook introduces members, clergy, and executives to the basic roles and responsibilities of an effective board. Interfaith in scope and filled with real-life examples, the book offers practical guidance to all the complex aspects of a nonprofit organization's religious mission. 300 pages, hardcover from Jossey-Bass.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0787945633
ISBN-13: 9780787945633

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Through their admirable energy, dedication, and leadership,religious board members sustain our world's most invaluableorganizations. This in-depth handbook offers essential insightsfrom respected veterans of religious and nonprofit work ongoverning an organization with a religious mission. Drawing onyears of research, consulting, and hands-on religious nonprofitwork, the authors show how board members can clearly define theirroles and mission, transform hierarchical structures into models ofcollaborative leadership, and organize for greater impact.
From congregations and seminaries to soup kitchens, hospitalchains, and social service agencies, Building Effective Boards forReligious Organizations examines both the nature and nurture ofreligious boards. Interfaith in scope and brimming with real-lifeexamples, it skillfully demonstrates how a religious board canescape common problems, and how understanding the full depth of theorganization's mission can help it best fulfill its intendedpurpose.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is truly masterful. It matches our situation so well itis uncanny. The book will act as the sailor's basic navigationtools for nonprofit managers and trustees. It is verylearning-community oriented and has high value for everyone."--William Andersen, executive director, The Episcopal ChurchFoundation
"Should be on the desk in every religious organization. Holland andHester guide the reader through governance basics, from purpose toplanning, with faithful attention to the special role of sharedleadership." --Pat Murrell, professor, University of Memphis
"This book is an excellent resource for boards of religiousorganizations. Each essay contains at least one model on which toreflect or a tool with which to strengthen a board." --Margaret M.Healy, president, Rosemont College
"If you want to improve the governance of religious organizations,read this book. The assembled experts provide a roadmap for how aboard can add value to the organization it serves." --Eugene R.Smoley, Jr., senior fellow, The Cheswick Center
"This ought to be required reading for any member of a religiousboard and those who serve with them." --John M. Mulder, president,Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
"A rare opportunity to encounter the experience of the mostrespected leaders in the governance of theological education.Presidents should not miss it." --Ansley Coe Throckmorton,president, Bangor Theological Seminary

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