Toolbox: Governance

A thorough, hands-on guide for an effective director and co-op board that also contains job descriptions, ideas for running effective meetings, format for evaluating board competency and resource materials. This toolbox covers the following:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Board and Management
  • Committees
  • Board Performance Standards
  • Designing a Board Information System
  • Recruitment and Board Development
  • Board Orientation
  • Long Range Planning
  • Membership: The Cooperative Difference
  • Management Evaluation
  • Board Evaluation

Written by Mary Courteau and Corinne Shindelar and published by Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund. Currently distributed by the National Cooperative Grocers Association.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the National Cooperative Grocers Association, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Co-ops that purchase this manual electronically may store it electronically and print copies for sharing with other staff or officials of that co-op only. Sharing this manual with individuals or organizations outside of the purchasing co-op is expressly forbidden.

Price: $35 for CGN members. (Note: only CGN account managers may purchase the toolbox for their co-ops. Managers must be logged in to see and fill out the form.)
Price: $40 for non-CGN members.

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