Toolbox: Challenges to the Board of Directors

A thorough, hands-on guide for discussing the challenges that co-op board members may face. Includes sample code of ethics, step by step plan for director recruitment, components of a business plan and steps for manager evaluation. This toolbox covers the following:

  • Recognizing key responsibilities
  • Meeting legal duties
  • Planning recruitment and nominations
  • Analyzing financial statements
  • Governing by policy
  • Critiquing business plans
  • Evaluating management
  • Assessing board performance

Edited by Dave Gutknecht and Karen Zimbelman and published by Cooperative Grocer. 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. 
Price: $40 for non-CGN members.

To purchase this resource, please email, or call Dan Nordley at 612/436-9177.