Creating Caring and Capable Boards

Creating Caring and Capable Boards

Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship

Book - 2000
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"This book captures exquisitely the heart, mind, and spirit of leadership. With powerful insight and grace, Katherine Tyler Scott...shows us how we can recover that which is most precious and vulnerable in our society--trust. Creating Caring and Capable Boards will inspire anyone seeking to create meaning and value through leadership. It's a must-read!"
--Ronald A. Heifetz, director, Leadership Education Project, Harvard University

"This book will aid organizations in probing beneath the surface of board work to build leadership based on the convergence of personal and organizational values."
--Eugene R. Tempel, executive director, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy

"A valuable, practical book filled with wisdom that demonstrates how the vision, depth education, and foresight of the board as well as its commitment to the organization's mission are critical to success."
--Larraine Matusak, senior leadership scholar, Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, and president, LarCon Associates

Creating Caring and Capable Boards is for the millions of people who serve on nonprofit boards and for the executive staff who work with those boards. It offers readers a new and proven model of board leadership. Based on more than ten years of practical experience, this step-by-step process can help board members to refine their understanding of the organization, strengthen their commitment to mission and goals, and improve their ability to lead cohesively and effectively. Author Katherine Tyler Scott explores the historical context of board service, explains the duties of board trustees, and offers straightforward exercises to help trustees fulfill their unique roles. Much more than a guide, this book invites boards to renew their commitment to improving the social sector through caring and competent leadership.

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Intended for board members, nonprofit executives, and leadership consultants, this volume presents a model of board leadership that can be used to educate boards and staff in the philosophy of service. Also covers the historical context of board service, explains the duties of board trustees, and offers exercises. Includes abundant resources including forms, timelines, lists, surveys, and other documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787942939
Characteristics: xix, 199 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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