Governance – Readings

Some resources on governance:

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The Art of Governance – a short article on the role of governance in congregations

Going deeper:

Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations (J-B Carver Board Governance) – the Carver model is a useful example, but not the only model of governance desireable or possible in congregations
Basic Principles of Policy Governance by John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver (1996) – a simpler introduction to the Carver model.
Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government – to compare and contrast other religious groups and how their organizational structure and assumptions may differ (members may bring these assumptions with them)
Harvest the Power – a workshop on lay leadership that could be adapted
UUA: The Congregational Handbook – many resources within a UU context

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