Going for Impact is a concise, one of-a-kind guidebook that's not about theory. It tackles the 15 topics that are most important for board directors based on extensive, time-tested experience. You'll find straight talk on director's duties. Insights on challenges from leadership succession to measuring impact. Information on emerging trends like lean experimentation. A comprehensive index that's user friendly.
The book is for new and incumbent directors, including board veterans who want a quick reference guidebook. Also use it to enliven "on-boarding" sessions, enrich board retreats, embark on strategic planning, or address CEO recruitment.
Nonprofit CEO's, presidents, executive directors and managers who interact regularly with their boards will also find this book a valuable resource. They will gain practical knowledge they can use to enhance their own board / management relationships.
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About the Author
He is a past recipient of RIT's highest award for outstanding teaching and one of a very select group awarded the Presidential Medallion, given to those making exceptionally significant contributions to the univserity. In 2012, a former student anonymously contributed $3 million to endow an RIT Chair in Critical Thinking in his name, an honor Dr. Fram describes as "a professor's dream come true!"
Over his distinguished career he has served on 12 nonprofit boards overseeing diverse community, national and professional organizations, and also has served on five for-profit boards. His particular passion is helping nonprofit boards perform at high levels as more is expected of these boards today than most people realize. He credits his frequent collaborator, writer/editor Vicki Brown, for exceptional creativity in turning the lessons he's leaned into this highly valuable guidebook.
Eugene Fram lives in Los Altos, California. Vicki Brown lives in Rochester, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I decided to read this book as I have a deep interest in nonprofit governance. It is the second book by Eugene Fram that I have read. This book, like the author's first "Policy vs. Paperclips" is an informative and quick read. While the first book deals with the Board's role from an organizational view, this one deals more in the nitty gritty of the Board's interaction within themselves and with the CEO. It points out the dangers and pitfalls that many nonprofit Boards end up dealing with because they are either too trusting or not engaged enough in what is happening within the organization. The author provides takeaways at the end of each chapter. I would also recommend following the author's blog on WordPress. The material covered in the book has been on the site, but he continually posts updates and new material all aimed at nonprofit Boards of Directors. I strongly recommend this book for all nonprofits Boards and the CEO.