Boards That Make A Difference: A New Design for Leadership on Nonprofit and Public Organizations, John Carver, Jossey-Bass
An essential book for anyone who really wants to develop governance expertise – even though I don't agree with everything Carver says. I'm particularly intrigued by Carver's concept of limitation policies.

Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, Richard Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor

Great Boards for Small Groups, Andy Robinson, Emerson & Church Publishers

Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits: A Guide to Competitive Advantage, Peggy M. Jackson DPA CPCU and Toni E. Fogarty PhD MPH

The Ultimate Board Member's Book, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Emerson & Church Publishers

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Peter Senge et al
Helpful practical application of learning organization theory


Governance is Governance, Kenneth N. Dayton
An occasional paper from the Independent Sector, Washington D.C.

Nonprofit Quarterly
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