Governance Resources

ECFA Governance Toolbox Series No. 3: Conflicts of Interest - Addressing Board and Organizational Conflicts of Interest—Avoiding Trouble, Trouble, Trouble With Related–Party Transactions.

The third ECFA Governance Toolbox Series is now available. In Conflicts of Interest, this 16-minute DVD and the Board Member Read-and-Engage Viewing Guide addresses three critical questions about conflicts of interest and related-party transactions.

The 20-page viewing guide (12 per toolbox) includes a board self-assessment tool for each question—a perfect resource for your next board meeting.

Toolbox Series No. 3 includes 1 DVD, 1 Facilitator Guide, and 12 Board Member Read and Engage Viewing Guides.

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ECFA Governance Toolbox Series No. 2: Balancing Board Roles - Understanding the 3 Board Hats: Governance, Volunteer, Participant.

The second ECFA Governance Toolbox Series is a perfect tool for recruiting board members. In Balancing Board Roles, the short DVD and the Board Member Read-and-Engage Viewing Guide make this obvious, but seldom practiced point: "If you need a board member, recruit a board member. If you need a volunteer, recruit a volunteer."

The 20-page viewing guide includes a board self-assessment tool for each hat—a perfect resource for your next board meeting.

Toolbox Series No. 2 includes 1 DVD, 1 Facilitator Guide, and 12 Board Member Read and Engage Viewing Guides.

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ECFA Governance Toolbox Series No. 1: Recruiting Board Members: Leveraging the 4 Phases of Board Recruitment

The ECFA Governance Toolbox Series is perfect for the emerging changes and expectations of nonprofit ministry board members, CEOs and senior team staff members. Leveraging the 4 Phases of Board Recruitment includes topics on cultivation, recruitment, orientation and engagement. Also included in this series are the 6 D’s of Discerning Appropriate Board Member Qualifications and Criteria, and Cultivating Christ-centered Board Prospects: "Dating Before You Propose Marriage!"

Toolbox Series No. 1 includes 1 DVD, 1 Facilitator Guide, and 12 Board Member Read and Engage Viewing Guides.

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Stewards of a Sacred Trust: CEO Selection, Transition and Development for Boards of Christ-centered Organizations

Because board governance and CEO training are so vital to the future health of Christ-centered organizations, I am delighted for ECFA to offer this book that draws on the rich experience, knowledge and spiritual insight of my friend, David McKenna. Over a period of more than 50 years, he served as president of three Christian institutions of higher education, chair of the board of two Christian universities, was founding chair of Christian College Consortium, board member of a wide range of Christ-centered organizations, and consultant for presidential searches, assessment and board development with a wide range of organizations.

My prayer is that God will use this book mightily as a tool to strengthen Christ-centered organizations in their efforts to fulfill the Great Commission.

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Mastering The Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Nonprofit

Leaders and managers have an impossible challenge! When they don’t know what they don’t know, the Law of Unintended Consequences kicks in quickly! Now there’s help! Mastering the Management Buckets delivers practical and integrated insights on the 20 core competencies (the buckets) that every business, nonprofit and church team must master in order to create a sustainable and God-honoring organization.

The 20 management buckets system in the three arenas—Cause, Community and Corporation—provides new managers with a crash course in Management 101, plus a mental filing system for life-in-the-trenches-at-work.

Veteran leaders will use this idea-a-page book for mentoring their key people in The Results Bucket, The Customer Bucket, The Strategy Bucket, The People Bucket, The Hoopla! Bucket, The Crisis Bucket, The Delegation Bucket and the 13 other core competencies.

Team members will experience new confidence and increased spiritual insight as they move from "I don’t know what I don’t know," to "I have an action plan to address what I know I don’t know."

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