Members Rule: How to Be a Strategic Advocate for Your Nonprofit
Lehman and Robert Zimmerman (former) were partners at Zimmerman
Lehman, a consulting firm for nonprofits. They have
over 60 years of combined experience working with nonprofits in
board development, fundraising and public policy. Ann has been
an executive director and Bob a development director on both coasts.
Both Ann and Bob are well-known for motivating boards with their
practical, down-to-earth, no-nonsense advice and sense of humor.
"We hear complaints about boards: they are ineffective, won't fundraise, can't read a financial statement and the list goes on and on. But we don't hear enough about how boards educate their members about their responsibilities. Board Members Rule helps to rectify this situation."-Scott Ullman, The San Francisco Foundation Center
by two leading experts in the field of board development and fundraising,
Board Members Rule reframes the board members' role to include a strategic
advocacy perspective... It's filled with common sense tools, resources,
forms, examples and exercises to provide a comprehensive guide for
board members of nonprofit organizations."
- Golden Gate Association of Fundraising Professionals, AFP-GGC e-Bulletin April 2007
Members Rule is an essential read for those who want to transform
their board membership into an opportunity to exercise strategic leadership
in promoting the mission of the agency."
- Emily Murase, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
and Zimmerman draw on their extensive background in community organizing
and public policy to demonstrate the power of strategic advocacy in
affecting change and implementing a nonprofit's mission."
- Norman A. Constantine, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
"Zimmerman Lehman have once more produced a hands-on practical board manual, Board Members Rule, that will benefit both the experienced and inexperienced board member."
- Phillip Kilbridge, Habitat for Humanity San Francisco
"Board Members Rule is chock-full of excellent advice and practical techniques for the proactive board member. Tons of resources, references, tables, forms and exercises will ensure that all boards govern effectively."
- Tim Hallahan, Stanford Law School
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