NEW in 2018: Tools and Templates for Effective Board Governance: Time-Saving Solutions for the Nonprofit Board, by John Pearson (Watch for the 2019 version, ECFA Tools and Templates, by Dan Busby and John Pearson, coming soon.)
"If any board is able to use as few as two of the 16 tools, they will have gotten their money’s worth!"
--James C. Galvin, Ed.D., Galvin and Associates
and Managing Partner, Alliance for Board Effectiveness
ECFA GOVERNANCE RESOURCES:
Check out the excellent governance resources from ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability):
[ ] New 2nd Edition! Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom: 40 Insights for Better Board Meetings (Jan. 2019), by Dan Busby and John Pearson is now available from Amazon. With new updates and 40 short chapters on board governance, the book is perfect for inspiring board members to be lifelong learners. Click here for the "40 Blogs. 40 Wednesdays." blog series on this helpful book. And read a sample chapter here.
[ ] ECFA BLOG: GOVERNANCE OF CHRIST-CENTERED ORGANIZATIONS
Read John Pearson's weekly blog posts on strategic governance topics including:
--Your CEO's Worst Mistake
--No Bad Board Meeting Is Too Short
--Why Do Board Members Micro-Manage?
[ ] ECFA 2012 GOVERNANCE SURVEY
Download the 48-page Executive Summary--and compare your board with the best practices of the 1,600 CEOs, board chairs and board members who responded to this annual survey.
[ ] ECFA GOVERNANCE TOOLBOX SERIES - Order Today!
John Pearson is project coordinator and writer for these toolboxes with short videos, board member viewing guides, and facilitator guides:
[ ] ECFA Governance Toolbox Series No. 1: Recruiting Board Members - Leveraging the 4 Phases of Board Recruitment: Cultivation, Recruitment, Orientation and Engagement
[ ] ECFA Governance Toolbox Series No. 2: Balancing Board Roles - Balancing the 3 Hats Every Board Member Must Wear: Governance, Volunteer and Participant
[ ] ECFA Governance Toolbox Series No. 3: Conflicts of Interest - Addressing Board and Organizational Conflicts of Interest—Avoiding Trouble, Trouble, Trouble With Related–Party Transactions
[ ] ECFA Governance Toolbox Series No. 4: Succession Planning - Eleven Principles for Successful Successions: "Every CEO Is an Interim CEO"