Getting to grips with not-for-profit governance
A book for new directors of incorporated societies
This book provides essential guidance for new and aspiring committee and board directors. Getting to Grips with Non-for-Profit Governance is the first printed NZ-specific book on governance on sale to the public for years.
The book has been published against the backdrop of the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022. Getting to Grips with Not-for-Profit Governance provides the basics you need to know as a new or aspiring director.
Effective oversight is critical to the success of any organisation.
Getting up to speed effectively
Being a not-for-profit board member is rewarding and a great way to give back to the community. It’s daunting if you’re not sure what you are letting yourself in for.
Don’t have time to read a textbook or attend courses? This softcover will get you up to speed quickly on essential governance skills.
Getting to Grips with Not-For-Profit Governance is a slim, no-nonsense book. It gives an overview of the do’s and don’ts you need to know as a not-for-profit board or committee member:
How a board should operate
Practical tips for board meetings
The basics about finances, and risk management
Making a positive impact
Governance at your fingertips
Reading Getting to Grips with Not-for-Profit Governance, means you can get up to speed quickly and with confidence – before your first meeting.
Hit the ground running, with the essential knowledge and confidence to make a solid contribution at the board or committee meeting from the word go.
“In reading this book you will get practical wisdom and insights that will assist you in your director’s journey.” — Deryck Shaw, Director and Chair, MNZM.CFIoD.
“It’s a very easy read that packs in a great deal of information and advice.”— Stelvio Vido, Non-executive Director and Chair in the NFP/for-purpose sector.
The essential guide for kiwi board members
Getting to Grips with Not-for-Profit Governance, has been is written for aspiring and new board members of not-for-profit organisations/incorporated societies.
directors looking to refresh
Master the art of being a director… and feel confident about it.
Written for the NZ market
The book draws on my thirty-two years of hands-on experience with not-for-profit boards and committees as a director, committee member, trustee (credit union and school), chair, president and treasurer.
Written for new directors, aspiring directors, and directors looking to refresh, the paperback discusses:
Why you would want to be a director
Oversight of the organisation’s performance
Responsibilities of board/committee members
Setting the strategic direction
Identifying, managing, and mitigating risk
Understand the health of the organisation
Reporting back to members
The book references both the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and the Incorporated Societies Act 2022, which has mandatory requirements from 5 October 2023.
Getting to grips with not-for-profit governance:
Is written in an accessible style
Consists of 144 pages
Complete with resources and downloadable templates
A paperback book, printed in New Zealand
The recommended retail price is $34.95 including GST
A sneak pre-preview
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