Succinct and Helpful Guide For Non-Profit Board Members
Book Review by Dr. David P. Craig
Many people know the name Charles Ryrie. He was a prolific author, college president, and author of the famous Ryrie Study Bible. What a lot of people don’t know is that Dr. Ryrie served with distinction on many Board’s over his adult life until his death just a few years ago.
This book has everything you need to know about serving well and effectively on a non-profit Board. As someone that has served on Church and Non-profit Board’s for close to thirty years I’m grateful for this very helpful resource. Here are some of the things Ryrie addresses in this book:
What are the biblical reasons for having a Board of Directors?
Who is qualified to be on a Board?
Why should we have Boards at all? And what does the Bible have to say about this?
How to choose and NOT choose Board Members.
How to make a wise decision on whether or not to serve on a Board.
Financial matters, legal matters, and missional matters that are necessary for a Board.
Primary responsibilities for the Board organizationally – requirements.
The philosophy, agenda, function, and success of Boardmanship.
These and many more topics are covered. As a matter of fact this book is so thorough, succinct, and helpful it could be your one-stop resource for being an effective Board member. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a part of a Non-profit organization.