Building Effective Boards for Religious Organizations: A Handbook for Trustees, Presidents, and Church Leaders / Edition 1

Building Effective Boards for Religious Organizations: A Handbook for Trustees, Presidents, and Church Leaders / Edition 1

by Thomas P. Holland, David C. Hester
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787945633

ISBN-13: 9780787945633

Pub. Date: 10/25/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Through their admirable energy, dedication, and leadership, religious board members sustain our world's most invaluable organizations. This in-depth handbook offers essential insights from respected veterans of religious and nonprofit work on governing an organization with a religious mission. Drawing on years of research, consulting, and hands-on religious

Overview

Through their admirable energy, dedication, and leadership, religious board members sustain our world's most invaluable organizations. This in-depth handbook offers essential insights from respected veterans of religious and nonprofit work on governing an organization with a religious mission. Drawing on years of research, consulting, and hands-on religious nonprofit work, the authors show how board members can clearly define their roles and mission, transform hierarchical structures into models of collaborative leadership, and organize for greater impact.

From congregations and seminaries to soup kitchens, hospital chains, and social service agencies, Building Effective Boards for Religious Organizations examines both the nature and nurture of religious boards. Interfaith in scope and brimming with real-life examples, it skillfully demonstrates how a religious board can escape common problems, and how understanding the full depth of the organization's mission can help it best fulfill its intended purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787945633
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,259,222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

PRACTICING FAITHFUL GOVERNANCE.

Stewards of Hope: The Work of Trustees (M. Warford).

The Duties and Responsibilities of Boards of Religious Organizations (T. Holland).

The Religious Mission of the Board (W. Sachs).

Practicing Governance in the Light of Faith (D. Hester).

IMPROVING THE BOARD'S PERFORMANCE.

Developing a More Effective Board (T. Holland).

Beyond Hierarchies: Transforming Power and Leadership (T. Savage).

Boundary Spanning: Building Bridges Between an Organization and Its Environment (C. Klein).

The Merger Challenge: Building a Cohesive Culture (D. Nygren, et al.).

The Board's Role in Shaping Strategy (R. Chait).

Providing Meaningful Information for Governance (L. Butler).

Conclusion: Turning Toward the Future.

Index.

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