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Achieving Governance Excellence: A Guide for Nonprofit BoardsPANO Benefits

Achieving Governance Excellence: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards (Governance Guide) by Barbara B. Ernico is a great resource to understand the legal responsibilities and the basic skills needed to turn a good nonprofit into an excellent nonprofit.  Based on the Standards for Excellence program,  Governance Guide covers 13 responsibilities of the board of directors in short but directed chapters. New nonprofits, new board members, long-time board and staff can all benefit from the discussions on: Fiduciary Responsibilities, Recruiting a Good Board, Hiring and Supporting the Executive Director, Orienting and Training the Board, Evaluating the Board and the Executive Director, Planning, Financial Duties, Fundraising Basics and Donors, Being an Ambassador, Meetings & Serving on a Committee, Governance Committee, Legal & Ethical Issues and Succession Planning. Governance Guide offers discussion questions to guide and a thumb drive with 44 attachments of adaptable templates for policies, job descriptions, and other valuable resources!

PANO members receive a 20% discount (only $10)! To purchase copies of Achieving Governance Excellence: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards, contact Barbara B. Ernico at (717) 877-6064 or

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