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Before You Say Yes ... has so much great advice and tips, even though it is a short and easy-to-read book. The book is useful whether you serve on your homeowner's association board, a nonprofit board, your church board, or a business and professionally oriented board. You'll learn board etiquette and responsibilities, about Robert's Rules of Order, how to deal with difficult people, and what a gift board membership can be to you personally and professionally ... Her book is clearly a quick and effective reference for all interested readers.(Five Stars)(About.com)
Doreen Pendgracs has sat on various boards of directors for the past twenty-five years. During that time, she has gleaned valuable information that she shares in an easy-to-understand, conversational style for novices and seasoned members alike. Whether you're asked to sit on a trade union board, a non-profit board for a community group or church, a business-focused board of an association or chamber of commerce, or the board of a charitable organization, Before You Say Yes … gives you the inside scoop on what questions to ask and what you need to do before you take the plunge.
Ms. Pendgracs leads the reader through the intricacies of management style, board etiquette and responsibilities, Robert's Rules of Order, directors' and officers' insurance, and financial obligations and compensation. You'll also discover what happens in the case of a lawsuit or how to implement a disaster plan, how to welcome new board members and deal with difficult people, and what benefits board membership can bring to your personal life and career.
Doreen Pendgracs has been a freelance writer, photographer, and public speaker since 1993 when she left corporate life to embark on a new career - as her own boss. She has co-authored two other books: Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador and the Manitoba Book of Everything. Pendgracs has written dozens of articles for websites and numerous periodicals. She lives in Matlock, Manitoba.
Here's a small book that's easy to purchase and hand out to new or potential board members of your organization. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Helen Hook
For anyone who is currently on a board, thinking about joining a board, or just curious about people who do say "yes," this book is incredibly useful. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2012 by Michael OReilly
An easy read and very helpful for anyone asked to join a volunteer Board or a good review for anyone presently sitting on one.Published on Dec 21 2010 by M. Little
Doreen's book offers a comprehensive look at what it means to join and serve on a board - including finding a board that's right for you, board etiquette, and preparing for... Read morePublished on June 27 2010 by Jaclyn D. Law
This book is useful for not only potential directors of a not-for-profit board, but also current ones - and the staff members who operate the same organizations. Read morePublished on May 3 2010 by Bruce W.
This is a highly readable book with valuable advice and information useful for new and seasoned non profit board members. Read morePublished on April 8 2010 by Gregory P. Cohane
If you have recently joined a volunteer board - or are thinking of joining one - and are uncertain about what to expect and what is expected of you, this handy, well-structured... Read morePublished on March 28 2010 by Virginia Heffernan