At the Crossroads: Not-for-Profit Leadership Strategies for Executives and Boards

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 6, 2010 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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An indispensable guide to the complex art of nonprofit leadership and management

In The Challenge of Change, Philip Coltoff distills the insights he has gained from nearly twenty-five years of leadership at The Children's Aid Society of New York City, one of the largest and best-known not-for-profit organizations in the nation. Now in a Second Edition, The Challenge of Change shares his ideas and experiences with a new generation of not-for-profit leaders and board members.

  • Reflects new changes in board structure, statutory requirements, functional relationships, succession, and transitional relationships
  • Looks at Coltoff's days at the helm of one of the oldest and most well-known institutions in the United States
  • Unparalleled insight and wisdom from a true nonprofit leader and pioneer

Nonprofit executives and board members will benefit from Coltoff's observations and advice about everything from strategic planning and fundraising, to working with volunteers, cultivating diversity, and achieving work/life balance. His straightforward, conversational style is highly readable, and his tales from the trenches help to illuminate the important lessons he learned along the way.

 

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Contents

Governance and Administration
7
Roles and Responsibilities
21
Serving the Entire Community
35
The Public Image of
47
The Social Work
55
Programs and Priorities
71
Lessons in Leadership
93
The Board and the CEO
103
Evaluation Human Resources
127
The Age of Technology
139
Volunteers and Voluntarism
145
International Social Welfare
153
Succession and Retirement
163
References
175
Index
181
Copyright

Raising Money Managing
113

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PHILIP COLTOFF is a national leader and innovator in the fields of social service and youth development. He led The Children's Aid Society in New York City from 1981 to 2005 and consults for many not-for-profits. He is also the Katherine W. and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and Executive-in-Residence at New York University's Silver School of Social Work. Under his leadership, The Children's Aid Society's budget grew from $10 million to $80 million annually and its award-winning community school and teen pregnancy prevention programs were adopted in more than 1,500 sites nationally and internationally. He currently teaches "Executive Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector," a seminar series at NYU.

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