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Are you new to a board and have no idea what's expected of you? Do you know what a board's six key responsibilities are? Do you know what your relationship with the Executive Director should be? If not, this book is for you.

So many board members - especially of small nonprofits - want to support a nonprofit and readily accept the invitation to join the board. It's only then that they discover they are in over their heads, with no idea of their expectations and responsibilities. The Little Book of Boards is here to throw that drowning board member a rope.

Told with a conversational style, this book will lead you through the basics of being on a board, how meetings work, and what's expected between meetings. In addition, at the back of the book are several in-depth resources for understanding Roberts Rules of Order, bylaws, committee structures, board leadership, and much more. Perfect for any new board member - or for an entire board that is feeling lost - this book and its common sense approach will serve you every year you are on the board.

©2015 Erik Hanberg (P)2015 Erik Hanberg

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This is an excellent resource for anyone who is new to a board or considering a board officer position. I highly recommend!

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Loved this book!

I loved all the practical advice! This book was really helpful in getting me to understand how a functional board should operate.

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what you need to know

everything you didnt know you needed to know about joining a small or very small non profit board (under $1.5 million)

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solid book

Good book for 1st timer board members or long timers as a reminder how to run a better board.

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distracting audio glitches

there seems to be a lot of great information in this audiobook. however there is an abundance of audio glitches making it very distracting to listen to.

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Useful and practical guidance

Very helpful overview of issues you may face as a (new) board member. Well structured and supported by good practical examples. Whilst Erik describes his experiences in America he does it in such manner it can easily be replicated in other countries.

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Kept me engaged

Love the formate. Was easy to listen to and understand. Im glade I bought this one on my journey of nonprofit leadership

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Wish I had this book when I started on the board

I will share this book with future board members, as many are also new to the nonprofit world

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Should be mandatory reading

Such a great, short little book. As a first time nonprofit Executive Director, I found it incredibly helpful and reassuring in understanding the division of labor between the board and myself - or at least in how it should work.

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Very helpful intro to boards

This is a very helpful book on jump starting your understanding of joining a board. It would be very helpful for the entire board to create a common language.

The book lends itself nicely to the audible format!