Better Board

Tools to Build a Better Board

These ASAE tools and resources will help you create a better leadership team

These ASAE tools and resources will help you create a better leadership team.

7 Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don’t (Revised and Updated Edition)

  • Turn your association from ordinary to extraordinary with this revised edition of the bestseller that defines what makes organizations successful. (2012, 176 pages, $25.95/members, $34.95/nonmembers)

Benchmarking in Association Management: Governance Policies and Procedures

  • Compare your governance practices to those of other organizations similar in size and type. Use the data collected in ASAE’s Benchmarking in Association Management surveys to make a case to implement change in your governance practices. (2011, PDF download, $34.95/members, $44.95/nonmembers)

The Will to Govern Well: Knowledge, Trust and Nimbleness (2nd Edition)

By Glenn H. Tecker, Paul D. Meyer, Bud Crouch, and Leigh Wintz, CAE

  • Discover how today’s most successful­ organizations thrive and overcome ­challenges. Find out what characteristics organizations possess that enable them
    to react and adapt to change quickly and help them become forward-thinking organizations. (2010, 272 pages, $45.95/members, $57.95/nonmembers)

What Makes High-Performing Boards: Effective Governance Practices in Member-Serving Organizations

By Beth Gazley, Ph.D., and Ashley Bowers

  • The results from a survey of more than 1,500 nonprofit CEOs and executive directors offer a snapshot of current governance practices in associations and other member-serving organizations. (2013, 120 pages, $34.95/members, $43.95/nonmembers)

The Governing Board: Key Responsibilities for Association Boards and Board Members

By Nancy R. Axelrod

  • Orient your board members to their key roles and responsibilities with this concise summary of their duties and the role
    they should play in advancing your
    association’s mission. (2013, 44 pages, $12.95/members, $16.95/nonmembers)

Fundraising Without Fear: A Board Member’s Guide to Raising Money

By Karla Taylor

  • Give your board members the basic knowledge and inspiration for raising money with this succinct guide. (2013, 32 pages, $12.95/members, $16.95/nonmembers)

Legal Duties for Directors: An Association Board Member’s Guide to Avoiding Risk While Advancing the Mission

By Jerald Jacobs

  • This concise booklet will quickly orient your board members to their legal obligations and summarize the major areas of risk. (2014, 64 pages, $12.95/members,


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