Doing Good even Better

How to be an Effective Board Member of a Nonprofit Organization

By Edgar Stoesz
(Good Books, Paperback, 9781561486014, 190pp.)

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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     This book is practical, ready-to-go material for nonprofit board members who are stiffly new or wearily veteran. Author Edgar Stoesz, retired board chair of Habitat for Humanity, writes crisply from his wise and seasoned board experience.

     
     The trusted handbook for nonprofit board service is back—newly revised and updated! Doing Good Even Better is approachable wisdom, fresh from the recently retired chair of Habitat for Humanity International. Edgar Stoesz (Stãyce) has made Doing Good Even Better a guidebook. 
     
     In short, pointedly-written chapters, Stoesz covers: Helping Directors Understand Their Governance Role A Plan to Fulfill the Purpose Reporting Back to the Members Planning Effective Meetings Great Boards Have a Good Fight (occasionally) Working Your Way Through a Crisis Great Boards Celebrate Leaving Right "Discussion/Action Questions" conclude many of the chapters. In addition, Stoesz offers a "Board Evaluation Form," a "Director's Self-Evaluation Form," and an Outline for the "Executive Director Annual Review." 
     
     Doing Good Even Better is practical, ready-to-go material for board members who are stiffly new or wearily veteran. Author Edgar Stoesz writes crisply from his wise and seasoned board experience.




About the Author

     
     Edgar Stoesz has spent most of his adult life in nonprofit organizations, both as director and employee. He was a staff member of Mennonite Central Committee for 33 years, seven of those as Associate Executive Secretary. He served as President-CEO of Mennonite Indemnity for 34 years. Stoesz spent six years on the board of Habitat for Humanity International, four of those years as Chair. And while in that position, he worked closely with former President Jimmy Carter. He is currently First Vice President of Hospital Albert Schweitzer (Haiti). Presently he also chairs the board of the American Leprosy mission. In his administrative responsibilities, he has visited more than 50 countries. He has contributed articles to many publications and addressed audiences on a variety of subjects related to his service. He is the author of Doing Good Better and Common Sense for Board Members, and the editor of Meditations for Meetings, all published by Good Books.

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