Recommended Reading for Committee/Board Members
Boards That Make a Difference by John Carver
The proven means of operating board governance. Easy to read and absorb an important book for learning the need and know how of becoming a working board. Recommended especially for executive board members.
Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Indispensible aid to evaluate your board and and its function. Exercises to help correct any potential problems are included for consideration during your board retreats. Recommended for all board members.
People Raising by William P. Dillon
People Raising helps you and your board understand the ministry behind fund-raising. It dispels many of the "hang-ups" we often have in gaining the finances we need to move the ministry forward. Recommeded for all board members.
Meetings: Do’s Don’ts and Donuts by Sharon M. Lippincott
The complete handbook for successful meetings. Tired of boring, time-consuming meetings where nothing’s accomplished? Here are the tools you’ll need to run more productive meetings that save time and get results. Recommended for all board members.
The Effective Board Member (previously titled Boardroom Confidence) by Bobb Biehl and Ted W. Engstrom
“The one book every board member should read.” A complete, practical tool that tackles your every board concern.
From basic board skills to advanced training
Working as an effective team
Maximizing each board meeting
Reporting to the board
Ten key roles and responsibilites for Board members