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The New Board

Changing Issues, Roles and Relationships, 1st Edition

By Mat Raymond Schimmer, Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein


116 pages

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Meet the challenge of coordinating effective board-staff teamwork!

Using specific real-life examples and informed recommendations for board management, The New Board: Changing Issues, Roles and Relationships explains why and how to consider redesigning your board form and practice. The innovations suggested here, from minor adjustments to far-reaching reorganization, can help you find and keep board members, make board functioning more efficient, and help you comply with the new, stricter rules of managed care.

The New Board informs the boards and staff of nonprofit residential service agencies about the nature of major contemporary challenges to board functioning. This innovative book offers an unusually diverse collection of contributors, including board members, executive staff, and academics. The resulting diversity of viewpoint produces a satisfying range of theoretical conversation and detailed description of actual practice.

The New Board explores all the issues that affect boards in these days of rapid change:

  • variations of board structures
  • the pressures of managed care
  • the increased complexity of service
  • reduced board member availability
  • the challenge of fund raising by modern boards
  • contemporary considerations of legal liability of nonprofit boards

The innovative ideas found in The New Board will help you and your nonprofit organization face the changes and challenges of the world of managed care. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in nonprofit organizations: CEOs and executive staff, academics and students in the field of nonprofit management, and board members themselves.

Table of Contents


  • About the Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface: Today’s Nonprofit Board–A National Perspective
  • Board Leadership 2000–Critical Roles for the New Century
  • Safeguarding the Nonprofit Agency–The Role of the Board of Directors in Risk Management
  • The Changing Role of Trustees in Fund Raising for Residential Treatment Centers
  • Boards of Directors and Agencies Adapting to Managed Care
  • Alternative Board Structures to Accommodate New Demands
  • The Board Change Process–One Agency’s Experience
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Mental Health
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health