The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit that Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees
The authors offer a framework that allows organizations to gobeyond quick fixes and fundraising strategies to a broader paradigmthat encompasses community and organization building. What if everyperson involved with an organization was fully engaged and shared acommon goal? What if the efforts of a relatively small ring ofstaff and board members were amplified by everyone touched by theorganization, including current and former volunteers, staff, boardmembers, clients, constituents, funders and supporters? That, theauthors show, is the way a charismatic organization operates. Thebook provides numerous examples of how successful organizationshave made this shift, as well as action steps that allorganizations can take to perform better.
"In today’s interdependent world, nonprofit organizationshave more opportunity than ever before to make a difference inpeople’s lives. Drawing upon their extensive experience inpublic service, Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin identify thetraits that give successful nonprofits the competitive edge theyneed to maximize their effectiveness and sustainability. TheCharismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit ThatBuilds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employeesdraws an authoritative blueprint for using social capital totransform good intentions into concrete results."– FormerPresident Bill Clinton