Walking the Board Walk will assist nonprofit board leadership and individuals to develop boards in ways that will improve governance and make the experience more satisfying. Vaughn Sherman addresses areas that will turn around poor board performance and dissatisfaction. Sherman offers valuable suggestions for: solving personality conflicts, recruiting a diverse board, coming to an agreement when members are divided on an issue, and establishing open communication and respectful interaction.
PRAISE FOR WALKING THE BOARD WALK
“Vaughn Sherman knows how to ‘walk the board walk.’ His many years of experience being on boards and conducting board trainings come through in this handy and practical guide to being an effective board for non-profit organizations.”
— Dr. Cindra Smith is the author of Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide to Effective Governance and an independent nonprofit board consultant
“Vaughn Sherman understands more about the challenges of board work than anyone else I know. When I encounter a board problem that I’ve never seen before, I’m likely to turn to Vaughn for advice.”
— Gary Davis, PhD, is the former CEO of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, and today is an independent nonprofit board consultant.
“When Vaughn told me that he was writing this book, my immediate reaction was, ‘it’s about time.’ I had yet to find just the right tool to assist my board members in making the most of their experience. I needed something short, but packed with the essentials. In Walking the Board Walk, I’ve found what I was looking for and believe that you will too.”
—Chris Marx, Executive Director, Edmonds Community College Foundation, Lynnwood, Washington