A Swallow Press Book
“In this new and revised edition of his popular book, Bill Conrad again proves his mastery of the intricacies of the voluntary board of directors. I encourage all who wish to strengthen their boards of directors to use this useful book as a guide. It will be helpful to volunteers and staff equally.”
James J. O’Connor, retired chairman and CEO of Unicom Corporation
More than one million nonprofit or voluntary organizations have been incorporated in the United States, and there are countless others throughout the world. Although they range in size and purpose from small social clubs to large and complex organizations such as universities and hospitals, they all have one thing in common: a board of directors of some type. What these boards do varies as much as the organizations themselves.
The New Effective Voluntary Board of Directors provides clear answers, illustrated with graphics, to previously ambiguous and bewildering questions, such as definitions of policy, the function of boards, the role of board members, and many other issues.
Dealing with the delicate balance in nonprofit organizations, the legal implications of serving on a board, the nonprofit leadership and management model, and other matters of concern, William Conrad applies his lifelong experience to providing a comprehensive, practical, and concise tool for those involved in the unique challenges associated with the leadership and management of nonprofit and voluntary groups.
With nearly 30,000 copies of earlier editions of this work in print, Swallow Press is pleased to publish the new, updated, and revised edition of this classic in its field.
President of the Institute for Voluntary Organizations and the Voluntary Management Press, William R. Conrad, Jr., has served the nonprofit field for forty years with the Cleveland YMCA and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and as adjunct faculty at George Williams College and Roosevelt University.