Designed to assist nonprofit boards in all their various responsibilities, this publication is written by five experienced board members from west-central Ohio. The book contains twenty-three pointed and practical chapters on everything from recruiting and selecting board members to by-laws, mission statements, executive evaluation, and designing board meetings. It includes helpful checklists and templates that make it easy to apply the concepts and recommendations outlined in the text.
The Academy for Leadership and Governance is a division of The Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts. The Academy serves board presidents, executives, and boards with research, publications, and educational programs.
Editor and co-authors
Elizabeth Jewell is Director of Literary Programs at Thurber House. She has a master’s degree in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.
Richard Adams’s extensive professional experience ranges from high school teacher to school district superintendent to county commissioner. He has served on political, educational, social service, and foundation boards, and has been board president of a nature center, a mental health board, and a community college.
Shirley Magoteaux is Secretary and Vice President of Corporate Services and Community Relations at Midmark Corporation. Her board memberships include a foundation, a downtown renovation project, and a church. She has also served as director and secretary of a chamber of commerce and director of a mental health board.
Virginia Matz’s experience on boards includes a church, a country club, and as a founding member of the Y.M.C.A. She has been board president of a foundation, an arts council, and the Y.M.C.A.
Cheryl Stiefel-Francis is Executive Director of the Miami County Foundation and a past executive with United Way. Her board experience includes service on a high school foundation board and a historic preservation board, including board presidencies at a chamber of commerce and a rotary club.
Judy Westerheide is a teacher at the Sidney Co-operative Nursery School in Sidney, Ohio. Her board experience includes work with a community foundation, the Y.M.C.A., and a public library. She has been board president of an arts council, a women’s league, and a dance company.
Donn F. Vickers has served on several boards and been an executive in organizations religious, educational, preservationist, and literary, and is the executive director of The Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts and The Academy for Leadership and Governance. He is also an adjunct professor in the graduate program of Arts Policy and Administration at The Ohio State University.
Emily Redington is Research Director at the Academy for Leadership and Governance. She has a master’s degree in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.
The Search Book
A Guide to Executive Selection
Women Leading the Way
Reflections on Life and Leadership
Following the Leader
A Guide for Planning Founding Director Transition
Finance for Nonprofit Board Members
Linking Mission to Money
The President’s Book
Experiencing the Essentials with Six Board Presidents
Evaluating Your Executive
New Approaches, New Purposes