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The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Nonprofit Board and Staff Roles

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The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Nonprofit Board and Staff Roles is a fun, upbeat, and down-to-earth manual that walks you through the process of clarifying the roles of the board and staff.

If you’ve ever watched a football game on TV, you’ll be familiar with the yellow line that’s visible to viewers but invisible to the players on the field. Using the “invisible yellow line” metaphor, Jean Block guides you through clarifying roles in governance, management, finance, planning, human resources, resource development, and recruitment.

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The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Nonprofit Board and Staff Roles is a fun, upbeat, and down-to-earth manual that walks you through the process of clarifying the roles of the board and staff.

If you’ve ever watched a football game on TV, you’ll be familiar with the yellow line that’s visible to viewers but invisible to the players on the field. Using the “invisible yellow line” metaphor, Jean Block guides you through clarifying roles in governance, management, finance, planning, human resources, resource development, and recruitment.

Since it’s a workbook, it will enable nonprofit leaders—both board and staff—to roll up their sleeves and work through each key area. It explores the different roles of board and staff in several key nonprofit management functions.

Chapters include a worksheet that can start a conversation of best practices that will help more clearly define the key roles of board and staff in your organization. Block suggests, in the Introduction, that each key player to review the assessments individually and then combine the results into one assessment to form the basis of useful conversations about how to define these roles in the organization.

Chapter One: The Invisible Yellow Line

Chapter Two: The Invisible Yellow Line in Governance

Chapter Three: The Invisible Yellow Line in Management

Chapter Four: The Invisible Yellow Line in Finance

Chapter Five: The Invisible Yellow Line in Planning

Chapter Six: The Invisible Yellow Line in Human Resources

Chapter Seven: The Invisible Yellow Line in Resource Development

Chapter Eight: The Invisible Yellow Line in Board Recruitment

Chapter Nine: The Invisible Yellow Line Test

Jean Block, Author

Jean Block, Author

Jean is the coauthor of The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money! and the author of The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Board and Staff Roles, both published by CharityChannel Press, as well as a number of other books, articles, and nonprofit resources.

She is a nationally known consultant, trainer, and author on nonprofit management, FUNdraising, board development, and social enterprise.

Jean has been an executive director and board chair for local, regional, and national nonprofits. She learned about social enterprise in 2003 and taught a six- to nine-month program on social enterprise through a contract with the National Center for Social Entrepreneurs.

In 2006, she formed Social Enterprise Ventures, LLC, as a part of her long-standing consulting company, Jean Block Consulting, Inc. Jean has taught governance best practices and social enterprise to more than one hundred nonprofits throughout the United States, many of which have already launched very successful earned income ventures. She speaks to hundreds of nonprofit professionals each year.

 

About the In the Trenches Series

You’ll know an In the Trenches™ book not just by its cover, but by the author’s fun, upbeat writing style. But don’t be fooled by its down-to-earth approach and ample use of sidebars. In the Trenches books are authoritative and cover what a beginner should know to get started and progress rapidly, and what a more experienced nonprofit-sector practitioner needs to move forward in the subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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