Templates for Trustees is a four-part series designed by the Museum Trustee Association to focus attention on key processes and tasks of governance. The books and web-based customizable templates include tools that collect information and then guide the board in using that information to organize their thoughts, identify their priorities, and plan their actions. All templates in the series have two parts: a printed guide and an on-line website. Purchasers of the books have access to the ongoing assistance of MTA staff.
Building Museum Boards examines emerging practices in nonprofit governance including diversifying board composition, improving board effectiveness, and strengthening the governance committee. The text and templates guide the governance committee through every step of the nomination and board-building process including identifying and cultivating board prospects; crafting job descriptions for members, officers, and committees; ensuring compliance with conflict of interest standards; and orienting and activating new board members. The entire process is summarized in an interactive calendar.
About Templates for Trustees Using the Templates for Trustees Online App Best Practices in Museum Governance Building Museum Boards User's Guide Chapter 1: Understanding the Nominations Cycle Chapter 2: Gathering Feedback from Current Board Members Chapter 3: Identifying New Board Prospects Chapter 4: Clarifying Board Roles Chapter 5: Delineating Committees and Task Forces Chapter 6: Securing Commitments from Board Members Chapter 7: Assessing the Process Chapter 8: Orientating New Board Members Resource Guide for Building Museum Boards Appendix One: Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Task Forces - Sample Purposes and