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Governing boards : their nature and nurture

Author: Cyril O Houle; National Center for Nonprofit Boards (U.S.)
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1997.
Series: Jossey-Bass nonprofit sector series.; Jossey-Bass public administration series.; Jossey-Bass management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intended for non-profit board members and chief executives, this work is both an introduction and manual on board organization, procedures, leadership, accountability and legal concerns.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Houle, Cyril Orvin, 1913-
Governing boards.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1997
(OCoLC)891932859
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril O Houle; National Center for Nonprofit Boards (U.S.)
ISBN: 0787909165 9780787909161
OCLC Number: 36913842
Notes: "A publication of the National Center for Nonprofit Boards"--Cover.
Description: xxiv, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Nancy R. Axelrod. 1. How to Think About a Board. 2. The Human Potential of a Board. 3. The Structure of the Board. 4. The Board, the Executive, and the Staff. 5. The Operations of the Board. 6. The External Relationships of the Board. Appendix A: How Many Governing Boards Are There? Appendix B: Keep Absolutely and Serenely Good Humored. Appendix C: A Rating Scale for Boards. Appendix D: From Outer Space to Inner Control.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass nonprofit sector series.; Jossey-Bass public administration series.; Jossey-Bass management series.
Responsibility: Cyril O. Houle.

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