The Complete Library Trustee Handbook

Author: Sally Gardner Reed,Jillian Kalonick

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555706876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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Give your trustees the tools needed to translate their experiences and interests into strong results on behalf of their libraries. Sally Gardner Reed draws on her years of success leading Friends of Libraries USA to provide trustees with straightforward, easy-to-read, guidance on how to make the most of their vital role. She guides readers through important issues including sustainable fundraising and advocacy, hiring and evaluating a library director, strategic planning, director-trustee collaboration, and policy development. There is also an extensive examination of the library director's role, with advice for managing staff, determining service strategies, managing budgets, implementing policies and reporting to the board. Readers of The Complete Library Trustee Handbook will be brought up to speed on optimizing board effectiveness, board ethics issues, conflicts of interests, and efficient meeting management, and a chapter on key issues for libraries addresses intellectual freedom, user privacy, pay equity for library workers, privatization of public libraries, and funding.

The Successful Library Trustee Handbook

Author: Mary Y. Moore

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838910033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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Designed to improve any board's effectiveness, this resource offers proven advice about what it takes to make everything from meetings to evaluations run smoothly and addresses the critical questions every board member needs to understand: What does it mean to be on a library board of trustees? How does advocacy work and why is it important? Who makes library policy? Is there a more effective way to do strategic planning? Practical checklists, tables, and 'what have you learned?' review items will help anyone maximize the experience of serving on a board. Trustees, administrators, consultants, trainers, and library students will welcome this hands-on, 'bring it along and mark it up' reference.

The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly

A Librarian's Guide to Working with Friends Groups

Author: Sally Gardner Reed,United for Libraries

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838914985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's Handbook, 2017 Edition (IL)

Author: Rounds

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487158X

Category: Law

Page: 1896

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Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's Handbook--well over 1,550 pages-- is regarded not only as authoritative but also as the most convenient, reliable, and complete single-volume source for trust doctrine. Get in-depth information on how to stay on top of the developments in this complex field of practice. The Handbook carries on the tradition of concise, practical, and up-to-date guidance for trustees, a tradition that began in 1898 with the First Edition. This classic trust reference distills the essence of trust law, illuminating the fundamental principles and answering the basic questions. Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's Handbook, 2017 Edition is up to date and includes eleven chapters of important information, such as chapters on: The Property Requirement The Trustee's Office Interests Remaining with the Settlor The Beneficiary The Trustee's Duties The Trustee's Liabilities Miscellaneous Topics of General Interest to the Trustee Special Types of Trusts The Income Taxation of Trusts Tax Basis/Cost of Trust Property

The Everything Executor and Trustee Book

A Step-by-Step Guide to Estate and Trust Administration

Author: Douglas D Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440571325

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Essential information for executors or trustees for wills and trusts! Being appointed the task of carrying out the terms of a will or trust is daunting, especially if it's your first time. The good news is you won't have to figure it out alone. Certified Trust and Financial Advisor Douglas D. Wilson takes the worry out of the process and provides information on important responsibilities that must be performed after a loved one dies. This all-in-one guide includes information on: Filing a will in court Hiring a lawyer or doing it yourself Notifying beneficiaries Finding and managing the deceased's assets Paying outstanding debts or taxes You'll even find sample tax forms and step-by-step walk-throughs of what you'll need to know when overseeing asset distribution, terminating existing accounts, opening an estate bank account, and closing the estate. No matter your experience level, The Everything Executor and Trustee Book will be there to help you every step of the way!

The Complete Family Office Handbook

A Guide for Affluent Families and the Advisors Who Serve Them

Author: Kirby Rosplock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118367308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Everything you need to know for successful wealth management for families Although the family office concept is not new, it is a phenomenon that is changing the wealth management landscape. With celebrities and business moguls, investment gurus and family business icons establishing private wealth management advisory firms, more and more individuals are asking what exactly is a family office and how does it operate? Family offices either serve one family exclusively or typically manage the wealth of a number of affluent families. If you’re like most families and advisors, you’re familiar with family offices, but may not know exactly how they work or why the family office is right for you or your clients. Dr. Kirby Rosplock, an expert on the family office concept, provides insights to some of the most common questions and even misperceptions in this handbook. The Complete Family Office Handbook explains how family offices operate, who should consider forming or joining one, and how to craft and set up a structure, purpose and vision for the office that fully serves a family’s particular needs and investment goals. Whether you’re a wealth creator, a member of a wealthy family considering forming or joining a family office, or a professional contemplating a career in this growing segment of the wealth management industry, this comprehensive guide provides insights to some of the most common questions and misperceptions.

The Handbook of Board Governance

A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members

Author: Richard Leblanc

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118895371

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 888

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Build a more effective board with insight from the forefront of corporate governance The Handbook of Board Governance provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. Written by collaboration among subject matter experts, this book combines academic rigor and practitioner experience to provide thorough guidance and deep insight. From diversity, effectiveness, and responsibilities, to compensation, succession planning, and financial literacy, the topics are at once broad-ranging and highly relevant to current and aspiring directors. The coverage applies to governance at public companies, private and small or medium companies, state-owned enterprises, family owned organizations, and more, to ensure complete and clear guidance on a diverse range of issues. An all-star contributor list including Ram Charan, Bob Monks, Nell Minow, and Mark Nadler, among others, gives you the insight of thought leaders in the areas relevant to your organization. A well-functioning board is essential to an organization’s achievement. Whether the goal is furthering a mission or dominating a market, the board’s composition, strategy, and practices are a determining factor in the organization’s ultimate success. This guide provides the information essential to building a board that works. Delve into the board’s strategic role in value creation Gain useful insight into compensation, risk, accountability, legal obligations Understand the many competencies required of an effective director Get up to speed on blind spots, trendspotting, and social media in the board room The board is responsible for a vast and varied collection of duties, but the singular mission is to push the organization forward. Poor organization, one-sided composition, inefficient practices, and ineffective oversight detract from that mission, but all can be avoided. The Handbook of Board Governance provides practical guidance and expert insight relevant to board members across the spectrum.

The Work of the Church Trustee

Author: Orlando L. Tibbetts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780817008253

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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There is more to serving as a trustee than counting money or arranging to repair the church plumbling! Beginning with the biblical and theological basis of service, Orlando Tibbetts has prepared a very comprehensive guide to deepen and broaden the trustee's sense of ministry and mission in his/her service to the church. An excellent tool for new or experienced board members, this book covers every facet of the trustee's responsiblility as a steward of the community's concerns and as a servant of the Lord. It is both practical and inspiring.

The Sustainability Handbook

Author: William R. Blackburn

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849773297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 822

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The Sustainability Handbook covers all the challenges, complexities and benefits of sustainability for businesses, governments and other organizations. It provides a blueprint for how organizations can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence. It offers a host of practical approaches and tools including a model sustainability policy for organizations, summaries of sustainability codes and tips on selecting them, an extensive collection of metrics and a wealth of supplementary reference material. This is the essential reference for every organization in pursuit of sustainability.

The Pre-Foreclosure Real Estate Handbook

Insider Secrets to Locating and Purchasing Pre-Foreclosed Properties in Any Market

Author: Frankie Orlando

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 0910627665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

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This book explains everything you need to know to locate and purchase real estate bargains from banks, public auctions, and other sources. It will guide you through every step of the process including finding properties, negotiating, and closing on your first deal.

Special Needs Trust Administration Manual

A Guide for Trustees

Author: Richard S. Blank,Barbara D. Jackins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595331068

Category: Law

Page: 124

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The Special Needs Trust Administration Manual is an invaluable guide for anyone who is managing a Special Needs Trust for a person with disabilities. in guiding trustees through the complicated rules of Special Needs Trusts. In clear and easy to understand language, the authors explain how a trustee can use trust funds to meet the financial needs of a person with disabilities while complying with the complex rules of government benefit programs. The Special Needs Trust Administration Manual covers a multitude of topics, including what trustees need to know about: who wants to know more about disability trusts and public benefits.

The Complete Executor's Guidebook

A Step-by-step Guide for Executors and Personal Representatives

Author: Benjamin Berkley

Publisher: Sphinx Publishing

ISBN: 9781572486041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Settling a Loved One's Estate You?ve lost someone close to you, and now you?ve been named the executor of the estate. What does that entail? What does that even mean? The Complete Executor's Guidebook takes you step-by-step through the confusing probate process from start to finish. This book explains everything you need to know to successfully serve as an executor of an estate in a simple, easy-to-understand way. --I?m not a lawyer. What do all of these words mean? --Do I have to be the executor of an estate if I?m named, or can I turn it down? --What exactly does an executor have to do? --What if I make a mistake? --Can I get in trouble? --How long will the entire process take? --Will I get paid for being an executor? --What if there is something wrong with the will? --What if there isn?t a will at all? The Complete Executor's Guidebook will help you through the entire process and keep you from making some very costly mistakes. This is the best book to give you the legal support you need at a time when you need it the most. ?This easy to read, well-organized and practical guide for executors is...written from personal experience by an estate planning attorney who knows his stuff.? -John Palmer, Host, The Prudent Advisor, Retirement Living Television and former news anchor, The Today Show

Loring Trustees Handbook 2003 Edition

Author: Charles E. Rounds

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735538238

Category: Trusts and trustees

Page: 683

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The 2003 Edition brings you all of the information you need to stay on top of the developments in this complex field of practice. Loring answers thorny questions that arise in the front lines of the trust industry such as:May the court reform the terms of a trust even when they are unambiguous?When and why does a court appoint a receiver or special fiduciary?What kind of trusts are eligible to hold S Corporation shares?In addition, the comprehensive appendix materials are now provided on an accompanying CD-ROM and contain an expanded selection of relevant income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping Internal Revenue Code Sections.

Administering the California Special Needs Trust

A Guide for Trustees and Those Who Advise Them

Author: Kevin Urbatsch,Michele Fuller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532001738

Category: Law

Page: 620

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Administering a special needs trust (SNT) is a very important job, which often has a profound impact on the life of persons with disabilities. In most cases, the SNT trustee is providing the beneficiary goods and services that improve their quality of life. In some cases, the SNT trustee may be the only person looking to the beneficiarys welfare. Thus, the role of SNT trustee is often a more substantial role than in many other types of trusteeships. The great SNT trustee is a solid financial manager, accountant, record keeper, legal counselor, public benefits advisor, social worker, housing coordinator, civil rights advocate, guardian, and life coach. This is why author Kevin Urbatsch published his book titled Administering the California Special Needs Trust. It has been five years since the book was published. The reception for it far exceeded expectations. There have been excellent reviews of how it has helped SNT trustees, beneficiaries, their families, and professionals who advise persons with disabilities. After reviewing the book, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) flew Kevin to Washington D.C. to present to federal government bank auditors on what to look for when auditing corporate trustees when banks administer special needs trusts. Other than the numbers that change each year, like SSI or SSDI, the balance of the book was current and up-to-date. However, there were some subjects that were missing in the book plus a couple of big changes that occurred since publication, including the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act that provide excellent new tools for the SNT trustee. Kevin recruited several of his professional colleagues to assist in preparing this Second Edition of the book including Michele Fuller, Robert Nuddleman, Herb Thomas, Courtney Kosnik, Scott MacDonald, and Daniel Cutter. With their assistance, Kevin added the following new chapters to the book Paying Caregivers, Paying Trustees Fees, Understanding and Utilizing ABLE Accounts, and Protecting the SNT Trustee. Kevin was also able to update and revise the information in the balance of the book and provide additional forms to make the job of being an SNT trustee safer and more efficient. With the checklists, form documents and law summaries included, Administering the Special Needs Trust contains a wide range of information for those charged with the responsibility of managing an SNT for persons with disabilities.

Family Trusts

A Guide for Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors, and Trust Creators

Author: Hartley Goldstone,James E. Hughes, Jr.,Keith Whitaker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111911828X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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An insightful and practical guide to family trusts Family Trusts is a step-by-step guide for anyone involved in family trusts: trust creators, trustees, beneficiaries, and advisors. It will help families create and administer a culture that recognizes trusts as a gift of love. Marrying the practical and emotional aspects of family wealth, this book provides a hands-on primer that focuses on fostering positive relationships, and structuring the trust appropriately for the situation and the people involved. It tackles difficult topics with frank and honest discussion, from the first beneficiary meeting to working with addictions, and more. Written by a team of experts in family wealth, this information is becoming increasingly crucial to the successful execution of a trust; you'll learn what type of person makes the best trustee, how to be an excellent beneficiary, and the technical aspects that help you build a better trust from the very beginning. There's been a staggering increase in trustee/beneficiary litigation and hostility, but that doesn't mean it's inevitable. Plenty of trusts are running smoothly, with positive experiences on all sides. This book shows you how to set up your trust to succeed from the start, with step-by-step guidance and expert insight. Express clear and thoughtful intent for the trust Create a healthy and supportive culture Select the right trustee, trust protector, and trust advisor Take the time to prepare before initially meeting the beneficiary Conduct a productive first meeting to set a tone for the relationship Historically, there has been little consideration given to the culture of trusts, and this oversight may be a key driver of the behavior that's becoming more prevalent. Family Trusts explores the nature of these relationships, and shows you how to build a trust that retains the nature and spirit with which it was intended.

The American Public Library Handbook

Author: Guy A. Marco

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159158910X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 533

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This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

The Complete Fundraising Handbook

Author: Nina Botting Herbst,Michael Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906294571

Category: Fund raising

Page: 472

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This volume gives a thorough overview of the strategies, skills and techniques needed by those who raise money for charity. It contains case studies of successful fundraising, and contains new material on direct marketing.

The Trustee's Legal Companion

A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

Author: Liza Hanks,Carol Elias Zolla

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323650

Category: Law

Page: 416

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Millions of Americans have created living trusts over the past couple of decades, giving little or no thought to what the successor trustee will have to do when the time comes. This book shows every trustee how to handle paperwork, keep beneficiaries informed, and get help from experts if necessary.