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Being a Member of a Board of Directors

Users learn about the basic role and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and its committees. The booklet is designed for a range of abilities, with easy-to-understand language that assists anyone interested in joining a governing group or committee.

 

Format: PDF
Date of Publication: 2001
Language: English
Author: Partners in Advocacy Consulting

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Boards for All

Plain language overview of boardsmanship that is a companion to the website training.

 

Format: PDF
Date of Publication: available June 2012
Language: English
Author: Board Resource Center
URL:http://www.brcenter.org/

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Boardsmanship 101

Easy to use presentation that outlines the functions of a governance board and the responsibilities of members.

 

Date of Publication: 2005
Language: English
Author: Board Resource Center
URL:http://www.brcenter.org/

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Boardsmanship: Inclusive & Accessible

Readers learn about basic responsibilities of board or advisory committee membership and accommodations that can members participate and be included. The workbook incorporates a straightforward decision-making method, THINK–PLAN–DO, to assist anyone interested in contributing to their communities by joining a governing group or committee. Designed for people with limited literacy and little or no governance experience.

 

Format: PDF
Date of Publication: 2008
Languages: English, Spanish, Japanese
Author: Board Resource Center and People First of California
URL:http://www.brcenter.org/

 

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Facilitation: Purpose, Planning, Practice

The guidebook provides a framework for boards of directors, committees and councils that use facilitators and/or mentors to support individual members to carry out their oversight and advisory roles. The guide presents background and tools that lead to more effective accommodation as members perform their responsibilities before, during and after meetings.

 

Format: PDF
Date of Publication: 2011
Language: English
Author: Board Resource Center and State Council on Developmental Disabilities
URL:http://www.brcenter.org/, http://scddadvocacy.org/network-resources.shtml

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NASDDDS Handbook on Inclusive Meetings and Presentations

These guidelines help ensure that people with function and access needs receive suitable assistance to fully contribute as members of oversight organizations, advisory committees, meeting discussions and related activities. They identify key steps agency officials and meeting leaders can take to remove access barriers and encourage participation.

 

Format: PDF
Date of Publication: 2006
Language: English
Author: National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
URL:http://www.nasddds.org/

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Removing Barriers—Accessible Meetings

This publication describes basic guidelines and strategies to help organizations make their meetings accessible and welcoming.

 

Format: PDF
Date of Publication: 2005
Language: English
Author: North Carolina Office of Disability and Health/Center for Universal Design

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Ways to Make Complex Information Simple

This publication helps individuals be prepared and understand what is being said at meetings and be able to vote. The information will help people who support boards and committees know how to make changes or adaptations to board materials so each member can understand meeting business.

 

Format: PDF
Date of Publication: 2006
Language: English
Author: Board Resource Center
URL:http://www.brcenter.org/

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