Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations, 3rd Edition
Prologue: Beginning and Ending with Purpose.
1. Leadership by Governing Boards: A Vision of Group Accountability.
2. Policy as a Leadership Tool: The Force of Explicit Values.
3. Designing Policies That Make a Difference: Governing by Values.
4. Focusing on Results: The Power of Purpose.
5. Controlling Ethics and Prudence: What's Not OK, Even if It Works.
6. Strong Boards Need Strong Executives: The Board-Executive Relationship.
7. The Board's Responsibility for Itself: Governing Oneself Precedes Governing Others.
8. Officers and Committees: The Chief Governance Officer and Other Divisions of Board Labor.
9. Policy Development by Levels: Adding Details Judiciously.
10. Making Meetings Meaningful: Creating the Future More Than Reviewing the Past.
11. Maintaining Board Leadership: Staying on Track and Institutionalizing Excellence.
12. But Does It Work? Criticisms, Effectiveness Research, and Model Consistency.
Resource A. Varieties of Policy Governance Applications.
Resource B. Bylaws.
Resource C. Glossary.
THE CARVER NAME—Carver’s name just keeps gaining stature. He is acknowledged as the leading authority in governance
INCREASING INTEREST IN TOPIC—Board Accountability is a hot issue right now. All nonprofits are paying special attention to governance.