Through its chapters covering innovative thinking, adaptability, and the development of effective and responsive board committees, Margin of Excellence equips foundation executives, boards, and the leaders of host institutions with the knowledge they need to strategically manage change and growth. Its focus on the essential elements of board composition, practice, and policy will help foundations off all types and sizes in their quest to effectively serve their institutions and public higher education.
This publication takes a thorough look at some of the emerging issues facing foundations—and through them the challenges confronting public higher education. It also provides a glimpse of how those issues are likely to affect the work of foundations over the next few years. It aims to provide foundation directors, staff, and institutional leaders with an updated portrayal of their heightened responsibilities and how they are shaping changes in the governance of these increasingly complex organizations.