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Before You Say Yes ... A Guide to the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Volunteer Boards

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ISBN-10: 1554887038

ISBN-13: 9781554887033

Edition: 2010

Authors: Doreen Pendgracs

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 3/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Author's Note
Leave Your Hat at the Door
Only You Can Decide
All for one and One for All
Does Size Matter?
Tips for Board Members
Just What Do They Want from Me?
Ethical Decision-making
Understanding Fiduciary Duty
Board Confidentiality
Using Tip Sheets
What Are Your Rights?
What Kind of Board Is This?
Styles of Board Governance
How Formal Is the Board?
Board Etiquette
Understanding Robert's Rules of Order
Orientation and Training
Performance Evaluations
Limit Your Exposure
Directors and Officers Insurance
Questions to Ask
Who and What Is Covered?
Sample D&O Claims
Are You Ready?
“Disaster Plans”
Establishing an Executive Committee
Are We Compatible?
Why Me?
How Long Are You In For?
Finding a Good Fit
Let's Get Together
Board Meetings
You're Virtually There
Butters' Tips on Embracing Technology
Dinosaurs Won't Cut It
Show Me the Money
What Is Fair?
Payment of Expenses and Honoraria
Financial Statements and Budgets
Playing Nice
Desirable Qualities of Board Members
Dealing with Bullies and Difficult People
How to Recognize a Potentially Litigious Personality
Keep Things Professional
Dealing with Sexual Harassment
Developing and Implementing a “Respectful Policy”
Be the Best You Can Be
Identifying Your Motivators
Pick Me!
Planning for Succession
How to Be the Best Director You Can Be