Board Overboard: Laughs and Lessons for All but the Perfect Nonprofit

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Board Overboard is a side-splitting spoof of nonprofit organizations written by Brian O'Connell - founding president of Independent Sector - who draws on forty years of working with nonprofit groups. Presented in the form of minutes from a fictitious nonprofit's board meetings, Board Overboard is a sendup of a world that is too seldom treated with humor. In this witty account, we eavesdrop on an outrageous group of inept but very funny board members. Every incriminating word has been captured in the recording ...
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Overview

Board Overboard is a side-splitting spoof of nonprofit organizations written by Brian O'Connell - founding president of Independent Sector - who draws on forty years of working with nonprofit groups. Presented in the form of minutes from a fictitious nonprofit's board meetings, Board Overboard is a sendup of a world that is too seldom treated with humor. In this witty account, we eavesdrop on an outrageous group of inept but very funny board members. Every incriminating word has been captured in the recording secretary's riotous minutes.
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Library Journal
Anyone who has ever been on the board of a nonprofit organization will get a chuckle from this book. O'Connell, the founding president of Independent Sector, has spent decades attending board meetings. Now safely in the bosom of academia, he pokes gentle fun at well-meaning but often inept board members. Instead of telling us what transpires at board meetings, O'Connell allows the official minutes of an unnamed charity to speak for him. Each month, the board of the fictitious charity has a meeting and the faithful secretary takes it down (errors and all). At the end of the year, the board has accomplished very little, but the reader has had some good laughs. Recommended for public libraries.-Andrea C. Dragon, Coll. of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.
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A spoof of nonprofit organizations written by the founding president of a national coalition of voluntary and philanthropic organizations, presented in the form of minutes from a fictitious nonprofit's board meetings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901790
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Series: NonProfit Sector Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 221
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Order of Records from the Official Minutes Book

1. Minutes of Our January Board Meeting

2. Minutes of Our February Board Meeting

3. Minutes of Our March Board Meeting

4. Minutes of Our April Board Meeting

5. Minutes of Our May Board Meeting

6. Notes from Our Annual Meeting (Our Big Fifteenth) in June

7. Minutes of Our Special Board Meeting in July

8. Minutes of Our September Board Meeting

9. Notes from Our Board Retreat in October

10. Minutes of Our November Board Meeting

11. Minutes of Our December Board Meeting
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