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Boards, Working with

Books and articles devoted to this subject or that have a substantial component on the subject are shown below.

Build a Better BoardBuild a Better Board in 30 Days

Great reminders for experienced board members and an easy orientation for new board members.

Book coverLeading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement

Workbook of checklists, worksheets, idea stimulators, and other practical tools for senior-level leaders to incorporate volunteer involvement as a key ingredient in the overall strategy of an organization.

cover imageThe Abundant Not-for-Profit

This book offers leaders a new road map for transforming their organizations with talent, not money, by meaningfully engaging and integrating volunteers as knowledge philanthropists.

Secrets of Successful BoardsThe Secrets of Successful Boards

A Boards 101 book for trustees new to boards, for leaders of all-volunteer associations, or for anyone starting a nonprofit from the ground up, with chapters by ten well-known authorities on boards.

Secrets of Successful FundraisingSecrets of Successful Fundraising

Nineteen top fundraising professionals clearly explain all your options for increasing your revenue and promoting your organization.

Secrets of Successful RetreatsSecrets of Successful Retreats

A step-by-step guide to planning and facilitating a productive off-site retreat for boards and other volunteers, paid management and line staff, or any combination thereof.

Book coverSelf-Help Accounting, 2nd Edition

A how-to guide to fulfilling the role of board treasurer, written in simple, clear language for the non-accountant.

Book Cover When Everyone's a Volunteer

Challenges conventional wisdom about boards, fundraising, and membership development when applied to grassroots volunteer efforts. Includes great group interaction exercises.

Youth Board Involvement and the LawYour Guide to Youth Board Involvement and the Law (free PDF)

An analysis of the key legal issues arising when involving young people under the age of 18 on a board of directors, with strategies to maximize youth involvement whatever your state's laws.

From the Top Down UK edition book coverFrom the Top Down, UK Edition

UK Edition of the best-selling book that identifies the critical link between the actions of an organisation’s senior management and the overall success of volunteer engagement.

It's Tough at the Top coverIt's Tough at the Top, 2ND EDITION

Second Edition for 2017. Practical, no-nonsense guide to upper-level management blending leadership theory with personality style and the ability to generate support from all sources.

E-Volunteerism logo

e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community is a quarterly journal with an archive of articles since the first issue in 2000. Subscribers have unlimited, continuous access to the newest of e-Volunteerism and to its growing archives. Subscribe now or purchase 48-hour access on the e-Volunteerism site and read or download whatever you like in that time period.

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