Before You Say Yes ...


Doreen Pendgracs has sat on various boards of directors for the past twenty-five years. During that time, she has gleaned valuable information that she shares in an easy-to-understand, conversational style for novices and seasoned members alike. Whether you’re asked to sit on a trade union board, a non-profit board for a community group or church, a business-focused board of an association or chamber of commerce, or the board of a charitable organization, Before You Say Yes … gives you the inside scoop on what questions to ask and what you need to do before you take the plunge.

Ms. Pendgracs leads the reader through the intricacies of management style, board etiquette and responsibilities, Robert’s Rules of Order, directors’ and officers’ insurance, and financial obligations and compensation. You’ll also discover what happens in the case of a lawsuit or how to implement a disaster plan, how to welcome new board members and deal with difficult people, and what benefits board membership can bring to your personal life and career.


Before You Say Yes ... has so much great advice and tips, even though it is a short and easy-to-read book. The book is useful whether you serve on your homeowner's association board, a nonprofit board, your church board, or a business and professionally oriented board. You'll learn board etiquette and responsibilities, about Robert's Rules of Order, how to deal with difficult people, and what a gift board membership can be to you personally and professionally ... Her book is clearly a quick and effective reference for all interested readers.(Five Stars)

This slim volume is practical, direct, and a sensible reference for those either considering a paid position, or a volunteer board position.

About the Author

Doreen Pendgracs

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Doreen Pendgracs

Doreen Pendgracs has been a freelance writer, photographer, and public speaker since 1993 when she left corporate life to embark on a new career - as her own boss. She has co-authored two other books: Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador and the Manitoba Book of Everything. Pendgracs has written dozens of articles for websites and numerous periodicals. She lives in Matlock, Manitoba.