The Change-Making Board: Consequential Governance for Public & Nonprofit Organizations (Paperback)
Are you seeking to reimagine and redefine your organization? Any organizational transformation begins with understanding how to effectively transform the board In his new work, The Change-Making Board: Consequential Governance for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, R. J. Dunn introduces you to a new framework of board governance to aid you in making greater sense of trustee leadership for your agency-whether a school, college, hospital, museum, foundation, or any other public and nonprofit entity. With the practical guidance and powerful wisdom of Dunn's experience with boards over 35 years, you will have the opportunity to positively impact the mission, resources, and effectiveness of your organization. Dunn offers the Four Facets of Change-Making Boards, providing real-life examples of how to apply the facets in profound ways to improve your public or nonprofit organization. Dr. Dunn's approach unpacks the complexities and provides a framework for moving a board from transactional to transformational. - Susan T. Schmidt, President, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance With a style that is conversational and relatable, Dunn lays out a framework for organizing action on the part of the board in generating meaningful change. - David Guth, CEO, Centerstone, Inc. and author of Strategic Unions: A Marriage Guide to Healthy Not-For-Profit Mergers Many boards will be tempted to return to the old normal laid bare by the pandemic. This book provides not only the vision but the practical steps boards must take to transform their work so they can address what society now needs them to do. - Dr. James Applegate, Former Senior Vice President, Lumina Foundation and Executive Director (retired), Illinois Board of Higher Education This book has something for everyone about governance-both new and seasoned board members. - Sue Ellen Wagner, Vice President for Trustee Engagement and Strategy, American Hospital Association R. J. Dunn has been a leader in PK-12 and higher education over a thirty-eight-year career. Following tenure as Illinois' state superintendent of education, Dunn served as a public university president in Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois. Dunn holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served as a board member and a consultant for several nonprofit agencies and organizations.