The Executive Directors Guide: Governance

This free, downloadable guide will help you work with your board of directors to better achieve your goals. This is one of more than 500 free online learning resources for nonprofit professionals.

What You Will Learn

In this 16-page guide, you will learn how to appropriately structure roles and responsibilities for your board of directors and foster the best relationship with your board. This guide provides a grounding in the following:


  • The basics of good practice for traditional governance

  • An analysis of what sometimes goes wrong with traditional governance, including problems with the board/executive director relationship

  • Solutions for traditional governance problems

  • An overview of emerging trends and characteristics of good governance 

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