Board Member’s Handbook (Pkg/5)


8-1/2″ x 11″, softcover, 57 pages,
National Trust Main Street Center,
Pack of 5.

SKU: CMS002 Category:

Product Description

A strong, viable organization is essential for successful downtown

The Board Member’s Handbook was created to help fledgling groups organize
for action and established groups orient new board members and hone their

Like all of the books created by the National Main Street Center, Board Member’s Handbook provides a step-by-step approach and includes a wealth
of sample forms, documents, and checklists, to help your board:

  • Gain wide-spread support for the revitalization process from both the public and private sector
  • Develop vision and mission statements
  • Create comprehensive work plans
  • Recruit and develop an active board of directors and committee members
  • Ensure an adequate operating budget with dependable sources of funding
  • Document and report on key statistics and accomplishments.

Table of Contents

  1. Starting a downtown revitalization program
    • Who benefits from a revitalized commercial district?
    • Organizational structures for revitalization programs
    • Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizational categories
    • Starting a new Main Street Program
    • Benchmarking success
    • Typical sources of income and expense
  2. Structuring a downtown revitalization program
    • Board of directors
    • Advisory board
    • Executive director
    • Committees
    • Charging dues: The pros and cons of membership organizations
  3. Roles and responsibilities
    • Board of directors
    • Executive director
    • Committees
    • Conflict of interest
  4. Managing the executive director
    • Hiring a director
    • Putting the executive director in business
    • Managing and retaining your director
    • Firing an executive director
  5. Board effectiveness
    • Leadership development
    • Reducing and resolving conflict
    • Running effective meetings
  6. Annual work plan

About the Author

Board Member’s Handbook was written by a team of experts from the National
Main Street Center in Washington, D.C.


Read Chapter 2: Starting a Program


Board Member’s Handbook is guaranteed. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.