Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Governance Futures Research Project

Under the leadership of BoardSource and in collaboration with the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, the Governance Futures Project seeks to discover, develop, and disseminate innovative governance strategies that vary significantly from conventional practices.

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.

To learn more:

About the Researchers
Case Studies
Articles
Bibliography
Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards

2 comments:

Queenie said...

Saw your site via a friend. Sorry to be so blunt, but is this not just a big wheel??
Maybe its being English, yet I feel this circle revolve's all around the globe!!!!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks for your comment Queenie. What do you mean by a "big wheel?"