The Practitioner’s Guide to Governance as Leadership: Building High-Performing Nonprofit Boards

by Cathy Trower


It has never been more critical than it is today for nonprofits to engage their boards in ways that capture the full talent, experience and resources of those who govern the work. Yet, too often, we see organizations facing a substantial board-engagement gap.

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  • Encounter sophisticated thinking, instructive vignettes, illustrative documents and recommendations to achieve excellence in the boardroom.
  • Explore how to attain proficiency in three recommended governance modes or mindsets: fiduciary, strategic and generative.
  • Leverage the author’s applications of this groundbreaking approach that originally was introduced in Governance as Leadership.
  • Apply concrete strategies that will help you and your board improve critical thinking and overall performance.


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