The project is based in part on the assumption that some governance problems arise from the very design of our governance models -- not merely from poor execution of those models -- and that we ought to explore the potential of alternative governance designs, even as we continue to help boards perform better with the governance models they now use. A bigger set of ideas, tools, and models may improve governance and thereby enhance the accountability of the nonprofit sector.
Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, co-authored by Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor and published by John Wiley & Sons is a result of the Governance Futures Project.
Governance Futures is supported by several funders, including The Atlantic Philanthropies, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.
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