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

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 16, 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

Contents

PART ONE Finding Your Way as Executive Director
1
TWO Developing as an Executive Director
15
THREE Finding Balance in the Role of Executive Director
31
How can an Executive Director delegate when everyone is already busy?
45
What are some strategies for changing or moving an organizations culture
59
How does an Executive Director lead a culturally competent organization?
74
SEVEN Determining Organizational Effectiveness
89
PART THREE Executive Director as Change Agent
103
establish a healthy culture among staff and volunteers?
177
What are strategies for establishing strong lines of communication
188
PART FIVE Executive Director as Community Creator
201
SIXTEEN Embracing Partnerships and Collaboration
215
What forms of partnership exist beyond collaboration?
221
What financial reports do the Board and managers need to see
236
Where do nonprofits find funds for overhead costs of administration
250
Where does continuity or knowledge management fit within
258

How are rapid changes in technology impacting the nonprofit
116
What is the Executive Directors role and that of the Board other staff
128
Director look like and how is it established?
150
What do you do if problems arise between you and the Board Chair?
164
What are ways to build leadership and management skills among paid
174
organization?
272
RESOURCES
285
INDEX
305
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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 (www.linkedin.com/companies/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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