The Ultimate Board Member’s Book

by Kay Sprinkel Grace


The Ultimate Board Member’s Book provides a solid command of what board members must do to help their organization succeed: how boards work, what the job entails, the time commitment, the role of staff, serving on committees and task forces, fundraising responsibilities, conflicts of interest, group decision-making, how to develop yourself, effective recruiting, de-enlisting board members, board self-evaluation, and more.

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  • Discover what kind of board members you need to operate at maximum effectiveness.
  • Ensure all members—novice and veteran alike—are “on the same page” with respect to roles and responsibilities.
  • Find out what the core attributes are of high performing boards.
  • Learn from the author’s “real world” experiences in all aspects of board performance–from how to de-enlist members to effective recruiting.


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About the Author

Kay Sprinkel Grace, CFRE, is well-known in the U.S. and internationally as an authority on board development and organizational management. Grace speaks frequently at regional, national and international conferences, including CASE, AFP, AHP and DMA. She is the author of six books and has contributed chapters to several books. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from Stanford University, where she served as the first woman Volunteer Chair of the Stanford Fund. She has received Stanford’s highest award for volunteer service, the Gold Spike, as well as its Associates’ Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, Award of Merit and Centennial Medal.

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