The High-Performance Board: Principles of Nonprofit Organization Governance
August 2002, Jossey-Bass
About the Authors.
1. Governance Basics.
3. Functioning: Responsibilities.
4. Functioning: Roles.
8. Transforming Your Board.
A. The Sixty-Four Principles.
B. Illustrative Board Policies.
C. Sample Committee Charters.
D. Illustrative Board Chair Position Description.
E. Illustrative Governance Principles.
F. For Further Reading.
James E. (Jamie) Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff and Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in governance improvement and leadership development. He is executive director of the American Governance and Leadership Group LLC and the national advisor on governance and leadership to the American Hospital Association. In these various capacities, he has worked with over six hundred organizations to strengthen their governance effectiveness and efficiency. Orlikoff serves on the board of trustees of Pitzer College in Claremont, California.
--Thomas P. Holland, professor and director, Institute for Nonprofit Organizations University of Georgia School of Social Work
"I learned more about nonprofit governance from this book than I
have serving on boards for fifteen years."
--Art Ulene, former NBC Today Show medical commentator and director, The Vitality Challenge
"Pointer and Orlikoff show how great boards can truly transform
our institutions. This is an innovative guide for benchmarking and
--Marilyn Chapin Massey, president, Pitzer College, Claremont, California