Maureen K. Robinson is the author of Nonprofit Boards that Work: The End of One-Size-Fits-All Governance, published by John Wiley & Sons. She is a consultant and speaker on topics relating to the leadership, governance and management of the nonprofit sector. In her work with nonprofit organizations, she focuses on organizational and leadership development, strategic planning, and board and management assessments.
Ms. Robinson founded the education program of the National Center for Nonprofit Boards (now called BoardSource). During her eight-year tenure, she brought information, ideas and services to a broad cross-section of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and abroad about the value of governance and its role in strengthening the effectiveness of the independent, nongovernmental sector. Among the programs she created are an international consulting practice that serves hundreds of nonprofit organizations each year, a national conference with a unique focus on nonprofit governance, and training programs for consultants and management assistance providers.
Prior to joining BoardSource, Ms. Robinson held a variety of positions in the museum field. She was the director of legislative affairs at the American Association of Museums, and served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Museums at the Smithsonian Institution, where she conducted executive-level searches and managed special projects.
In addition to her most recent book, Ms. Robinson is the author of Developing the Nonprofit Board: Strategies for Educating and Motivating Board Members and The Chief Executive’s Role in Developing the Nonprofit Board, both published by the National Center for Nonprofit Boards (BoardSource). She writes and presents regularly about current topics in nonprofit governance and management.
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