Guide to Nonprofit Corporate Governance in the Wake of Sarbanes Oxley

Author: ABA Coordinating Committee on Nonprofit Governance
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590315677
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

This guidebook provides a complete overview of the major reforms enacted or triggered by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including governace reforms promulgated by the SEC and the Stock Exchanges.

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Kathryn A. Agard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412968867
Release Date: 2010-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Leaders of nonprofit organizations deliver programs and services vital to the quality of life in the United States. All the activities of our religious communities; the vast majority of the arts and culture, human services, and community development pursuits; as well as education and environmental advocacies take root and deliver their services within the nonprofit sector. Welcome to the world of leadership in nonprofit organizations. This sector offers an opportunity to serve as well as to lead. Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook engages voices on issues and leadership topics important to those seeking to understand more about this dynamic sector of society. A major focus of this two-volume reference work is on the specific roles and skills required of the nonprofit leader in voluntary organizations. Key Features Presents contributions from a wide range of authors who reflect the variety, vibrancy, and creativity of the sector itself Provides an overview of the history of nonprofit organizations in our country Describes a robust and diverse assortment of organizations and opportunities for leadership Explores the nature of leadership and its complexity as exemplified in the nonprofit sector Includes topics such as personalities of nonprofit leaders; vision and starting a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law, statutes, taxation, and regulations; strategic management; financial management; collaboration; public relations for promoting a nonprofit organization; and human resource policies and procedures Nonprofit organizations are a large, independent, diverse, and dynamic part of our society. This landmark Handbook tackles issues relevant to leadership in the nonprofit realm, making it a welcome addition to any academic or public library.

A Practical Guide to International Philanthropy

Author: Jonathon R. Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521116411
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Genre: Law

Addresses the issues faced by philanthropists seeking to engage in international charitable activities and offers alternative approaches to traditional US-based foundations.

Corporate Governance A Board Director s Pocket Guide

Author: Dr. Eric Yocam, Dr. Annie Choi
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450204842
Release Date: 2010-02-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The demands for better corporate leadership and governance continue to receive greater attention in the media. Given the significant failures in the boardroom from companies such as Enron, Global Crossings, WorldCom, Digital Equipment Corporation, Bre X, Credit Suisse, First Boston, Credit Lyonnais, Adelphia, Paramalat and Tyco, the board of director position is a pivotal role. Navigating this potential minefield is difficult but not impossible. In Corporate Governance: A Board Director’s Pocket Guide, authors Dr. Eric Yocam and Dr. Annie Choi present the corporate governance principles in a complete and accessible manner. This second edition not only provides access to vital information on corporate governance, but also offers a source of the best critical leadership practices for the director. Organized in a convenient and easy-to-use format, this guide discusses numerous corporate governance topics, including: Board characteristics Director effectiveness Director mentoring Compliance Risk management Capability maturity models Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) technique Emerging governance trends This pocket guide promotes corporate governance awareness to an audience beyond the active corporate director for profit and nonprofit companies. Investors, instructors, students, governance practitioners, lawyers, international readers, and anyone interested in corporate governance can achieve greater understanding of a topic essential to today's business success.

Corporate Governance Best Practices

Author: Frederick D. Lipman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470056295
Release Date: 2006-08-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for Corporate Governance Best Practices "A thorough and thoughtful guidebook on the governance lay of the land." -Professor Charles M. Elson, Woolard Chair in Corporate Governance and Director of Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware "Frederick Lipman provides a comprehensive approach to best corporate governance practices for all organizations, which is current, thoughtful, and practical. Directors and corporate governance personnel of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations must read this book." -Professor Raphael H. Amit, Director of Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program, Wharton School of Business "Fred Lipman is considered by many directors and CEOs to be the preeminent expert on corporate governance in the country. His advice on this important topic, which impacts the boards of all types of organizations-public, private, and not-for-profit-is required reading in this day and age." -Frederick (Ted) Peters, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (aka The Bryn Mawr Trust Company) "Boards of directors must be aware of best corporate governance practices in order to be effective in their oversight role and that is true for all not-for-profit organizations, including universities, as well as public and private companies. Frederick Lipman has authored a practical and comprehensive guide to 'best practices' for all boards of directors, which is required reading." -George P. Tsetsekos, PhD, Dean, Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, Drexel University "In a world of 'good,' 'better,' 'best,' where 'good' and 'better' may not be good enough, Fred Lipman's new book is a straightforward, and even comforting, compendium of BEST governance practices for serious directors. It is a handy and reassuring tool for the conscientious." -Allen R. Freedman, Audit Committee Chairman, StoneMor Partners LP,Founding Director, Association of Audit Committee Members

Inside the Boardroom

Author: Richard Leblanc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470739959
Release Date: 2010-02-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Distinguished governance experts offer cures for what ails our boards of directors In light of corporate malfeasance in recent years, the governance of corporations has been receiving great attention from regulators, researchers, shareholders, and directors themselves. Based on Richard Leblanc's in-depth five-year study of 39 boards of directors of both for- and not-for-profit organizations, Building a Better Board goes behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of boards of directors, including how they make decisions. Recently chosen as one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40"(TM), Dr Richard Leblanc is an award-winning teacher and researcher, certified management consultant, professional speaker, professor, lawyer and specialist on boards of directors. He can be reached at [email protected] James Gillies, PhD (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), is Professor Emeritus at the Schulich School of Business, York University, where he serves as Chair of the Canada-Russia Corporate Governance Program.

Corporate Governance

Author: Walter Effross
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134498224
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

The first law school text in its field, Corporate Governance: Principles and Practices focuses on the theory and practice of balancing power among corporate directors, officers, shareholders, and "stakeholders." A superb teacher, Walter Effross brings his subject to life with a vibrant writing style, examples from popular culture, annotated sample documents, drafting exercises, and an innovative "Shareholder's Menu" in the appendix. Corporate Governance: Principles and Practice features: summaries and explanations of contrasting schools of thought, including contractarianism, communitarianism, and the strengths and limitations of emerging academic approaches, such as empiricism, behavioral economics, and the study of international "convergence" of corporate governance an accessible selection of excerpts from the classic and the latest judicial decisions, with a concise treatment of factual and procedural context incisive notes that explore and explain the case excerpts and offer commentary on reactions from other courts, commentators, counsel, and executives engaging examples from the headlines and popular culture that illustrate important principles and spark class discussion detailed examinations of issues of corporate social responsibility, and of legal ethics in representing corporations, directors, officers, and/or shareholders annotated sample documents and drafting exercises hundreds of suggestions for paper topics on emerging and unsettled aspects of governance theory and practice an appendix providing additional advice for identifying, selecting, refining, and developing topics for papers and articles on corporate governance an appendix listing useful Web sites and "Readings Beyond the Syllabus" a Shareholder's Menu that categorizes and summarizes more than seventy separate initiatives that shareholder activists and commentators have proposed Finally! A law school text dedicated to the burgeoning field of corporate governance! Ideal for Advanced Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law (as a supplement), Business Planning, Legal Drafting, and related topics, Corporate Governance: Principles and Practices is the practical book you've been waiting for.

Guide to Representing Religious Organizations

Author: Lisa Runquist
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134426928
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Written for lawyers representing religious organizations and other professional administrators who serve religious organizations on a volunteer basis, this guidebook focuses on the daily business activities of a religious organization, such as its status and obligations as an employer; creating and use of materials in programs; fund raising activities; liability for and to volunteers' public liability, and much more.