Suggested Reading – Best of Boards, 2nd Edition

Suggested Reading

    Internal Controls

    Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems (2009):

    Internal Control over Financial Reporting—Guidance for Smaller Public Companies (2006):

    Policies and Procedures

    Model Accounting Financial Policies and Procedures for Not-for-Profit Organizations in electronic form:

    Nonprofit Strategy and Leadership

    Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (New York: Picador, 2011).

    Barbara Kellerman, Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2008).

    Bill George, Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value (New York: Jossey-Bass, 2003).

    Ira Chaleff, The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2009).

    James L. Perry (ed.), The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010).

    Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … And Others Don't (Dunmore: Harper Business, 2001).

    Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofit. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007).

    Peter F. Drucker, Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices (New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2006).

    Learning Organizations

    Peter M. Senge, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Timothy Lucas, Art Kleiner, Janis Dutton, and Bryan Smith, Schools that Learn (New York: Doubleday, 2000).

    Bill Byron Concevich (Ed.), The Learning Leaders Fieldbook (Saratoga Springs: Masie Center, 2009).


    Obedience to the Unenforceable, (Washington, DC: Independent Sector, 2002).

    Rushworth M. Kidder, How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995).

    BoardSource, The Nonprofit Board Answer Book (2nd ed.), (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007).

    Frederic L. Laughlin and Robert C. Andringa, Good Governance for Nonprofits: Developing Principles and Policies for an Effective Board (New York: AMACOM, 2007).

    Carter McNamara, Field Guide to Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board (Minneapolis: Authenticity Consulting, 2008).