Going For Impact The Nonprofit Director's Essential Guidebook: What to Know, Do and Not Do based on a veteran director's ample field experience

Going For Impact The Nonprofit Director's Essential Guidebook: What to Know, Do and Not Do based on a veteran director's ample field experience

by Vicki Brown, Eugene H. Fram


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530496341
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2016
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Eugene H. Fram, Ed.D., is an expert in nonprofit governance, a business consultant and an award-winning emeritus professor of the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He is also the author of six other books and more than 125 published articles, and has been widely quoted by national media on topics ranging from business to high performance nonprofits. His blog platforms on nonprofit governance have about 2000 followers.

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.

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