Resources For Working With Boards
Chambers commonly have questions about working with board members. Common questions include "How do I orient my new board members?" and "How do I manage conflicts of interest on my board?" or "How can I effectively work with my new board chair?" ACCE's HERO portal contains resources to address these questions and more!
Books in the ACCE Store:
- How To Manage Your Board While Your Board Manages You: A Practical Guide To Working Effectively With a Board For Both New and Experienced CEOs by Martin M. Coyne II
- Managing Conflicts of Interest, A Primer for Nonprofit Boards by Daniel L. Kurtz and Sarah E. Paul
- Taming the Troublesome Board Member by Katha Kissman
- The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence by Jim Brown
- The Nonprofit Board Answer Book: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives by BoardSource
- Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals by Darian Rodriguez Heyman
- Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan, and Barbara E. Taylor
- Presenting: Board Orientation, An Introductory Presentation for Nonprofit Board Members by BoardSource
ACCE University eCourse:
- Chamber 101: Introducing the Work of Chambers of Commerce: In this foundational 8-part eCourse twelve chamber practitioners offer a broad stroke presentation that highlights the work of chambers. This online course is designed to both work in tandem with chamber staff and board orientation programming, while offering a flexibile training tool that can be incorporated into any chamber retreat, lunch-n-learn or training activity.
- Board Composition and Responsibilities
- Board Management and Conflict
- Board Meetings and Retreats
- Board Member and CEO Relationships
Chamber Executive Magazine articles:
- How Well Does Your Board Govern?
- Whose Responsibility Is It?
- Board Effectiveness
- Board Orientation
- The Chamber Board
- Board Policy is Good Policy
- To Steer the Ship, a Board Needs DirectionFrom the Chair: An Effective Board Begins With Clarity
- Educating Rita, Mark, Thomas and Eduardo…
- Planning a Productive and Efficient Board Retreat
Samples – Board Management:
- Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Ethics Policies
- Characteristics and Attributes of an Ideal Board Member
- Governance: Board Appraisal (VA)
- Governance: Conflict of Interest Statement (ACCE)
- Governance Policy (Lubbock, TX)
- See all Board Management Samples
Outside of ACCE, other valuable resources for working with boards are avaialble through BoardSource.org. They offer publications through their Learning Center. Some of their resources are free and some have a cost.
Please note - for ACCE's online resources, members will need to Log in with your username and password. (Forgot your password? Click here.) Have questions, need research assistance, or want to suggest a new link or contribute to our Samples? Please email us at HERO@acce.org.