BOOKS & RESOURCES
Holding the Gavel is yet another gift to the nonprofit sector from Nanette Fridman. It is a clear, easy to digest, and complete roadmap for board chairs to help ensure their success in tackling the complex challenges of the role. As a nonprofit professional, I am especially grateful for the way in which Nanette frames the partnership between board chairs and professional leadership.
Douglas Institute Foundation
BOOKS TO HELP YOU GET
THE EFFECT YOU NEED
Nanette Fridman has helped a lot of leaders—especially board leaders—do the work that matters most. She collected her 20+ years of experience and learnings, put pen to paper, and wrote two books to help board leaders be the best they can be.
Your guidebook to leading a board, filled with the candid, inside scoop from experienced board leaders.
Your roadmap to best-practice nonprofit governance and rewarding board service.
Too often people are asked to lead a board without a guidebook or a mentor. In Holding the Gavel, Nanette lays out the job and shares stories from nonprofit leaders she’s worked with to give current and prospective board leaders (and their staff partners) the information they actually need to succeed.
Nanette was frustrated with the lack of information prospective and current board members are given about the nonprofit sector, how boards work, what’s expected of board leaders, and how they can best contribute. She channeled that energy to write On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board.
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Nanette Fridman‘s two books, Holding the Gavel and On Board, provide practical and applicable information. I refer to them often and use her material as a manual to equip me with strategies to reach specific goals. When an acquaintance took on a board leadership role, I knew Nanette’s books were the best resources.
Chair, Washington University in St. Louis Hillel
RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED
We want to help you get the effect you need from the start. Download these complimentary resources, and if you’re still feeling stuck, don’t worry—our collective is standing by. Drop us a line any time.
FOR THE BOARD CHAIR
The Nonprofit Board Leader’s Planner
You’ve become a board chair. Congratulations! Use this resource to develop your best practices for working with the partners who drive your initiatives toward success.
FOR THE BOARD MEMBER
Is This Board For Me?
Are you ready to join a board? Make sure you’re up to the task. Ask yourself these key questions before you say yes.
FOR THE CORPORATE OR NONPROFIT CEO
The Off-Site & Retreat Planner
Plan an off-site meeting or retreat that helps move your organization forward—and doesn’t make your team groan.
FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS
The Ultimate Check-In
Help yourself and your colleagues prioritize and align on the work to be done in three simple steps: Stop. Start. Continue.
Kelly and Nanette elevate our entire organization. They’ve given us tools to do our work better, and be a more collaborative and effective team.
Jewish Arts Collaborative