The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader
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
PART ONE Finding Your Way as Executive Director
TWO Developing as an Executive Director
THREE Finding Balance in the Role of Executive Director
How can an Executive Director delegate when everyone is already busy?
What are some strategies for changing or moving an organizations culture
How does an Executive Director lead a culturally competent organization?
SEVEN Determining Organizational Effectiveness
PART THREE Executive Director as Change Agent
establish a healthy culture among staff and volunteers?
What are strategies for establishing strong lines of communication
PART FIVE Executive Director as Community Creator
SIXTEEN Embracing Partnerships and Collaboration
What forms of partnership exist beyond collaboration?
What ﬁnancial reports do the Board and managers need to see
Where do nonproﬁts ﬁnd funds for overhead costs of administration
Where does continuity or knowledge management ﬁt within
How are rapid changes in technology impacting the nonproﬁt
What is the Executive Directors role and that of the Board other staff
Director look like and how is it established?
What do you do if problems arise between you and the Board Chair?
What are ways to build leadership and management skills among paid
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