The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 344 pages
As the position of nonprofit ED becomes more demanding, there is a need for an up-to-date resource. This revised edition of the best-selling book is filled with management advice for succeeding as an executive director. This new edition includes thoroughly updated information and new content. It covers topics on timely issues and practical strategies including: Avoiding Burnout, Accountability, Professional Networking, Financial Literacy, Measuring Effectiveness, and much more. Ideal for ED’s and board members, the book also includes new cases and stories from the field and “practical tips” sidebars.

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If I had to recommend a book that would help an ED navigate the tricky, demanding role being their organization's leader - this would be it! It offers practical insights and cast studies of how to ... Read full review

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Mim Carlson is the former executive director of the Berkeley–East Bay Humane Society and is currently interim executive director at Florence Crittenton Services ( With over twenty-five years of experience as a manager and grantwriter, Carlson has trained and consulted nationally and is a former faculty member at the University of San Francisco and California State University, Hayward.

Margaret Donohoe is a nonprofit consultant who focuses her experience, insight, and energy on helping a new generation of nonprofit leaders navigate the many opportunities and challenges of this career choice. She has more than twenty-five years' experience in the sector as an executive director, interim director for organizations in transition, and community board member.

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