Effective Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations: How Executive Directors and Boards Work Together

Effective Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations: How Executive Directors and Boards Work Together

by Thomas Wolf
     
 

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Managing a nonprofit organization has many challenges. One key to success is building a strong relationship between the executive director and the board of trustees. This book is a treasure trove of information for navigating the personal, political, and legal minefields that cause so many nonprofits to fail. Dozens of case studies illuminate the key issues that

Overview

Managing a nonprofit organization has many challenges. One key to success is building a strong relationship between the executive director and the board of trustees. This book is a treasure trove of information for navigating the personal, political, and legal minefields that cause so many nonprofits to fail. Dozens of case studies illuminate the key issues that often impede the progress of nonprofit organizations. Each chapter also contains a set of questions that enable leaders to reflect on the health of their own organization and also evaluate other nonprofits, as well as to create sustainable, effective business practices and productive working relationships. Topics discussed here include:

• Communication between managerial parties • Sharing powers and responsibilities • Fund-raising • Financial oversight and boundaries • Planning programs • Hiring and firing • Developing partnerships •Assessing business practices
• Building productive working relationships
• And much more

Whether you are an executive director, a board member, or someone contemplating either important role, Effective Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent resource for understanding the dynamics of nonprofits and creating a strong organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621532873
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Thomas Wolf’s career spans more than four decades and encompasses much of the nonprofit world, from education to philanthropy to the arts and humanities. He established the
Cambridge office of the consulting firm WolfBrown in 1983 after serving as the founding Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts for seven years.
He has provided counsel to hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the
United States and abroad, including many of the largest US foundations. His highly regarded workshops and training sessions for boards and executive directors have been conducted across the majority of states. Wolf holds a doctorate from Harvard, and has taught at Harvard and Boston Universities. He is the author of many books, including the popular Managing a Nonprofit
Organization and How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money you Raise.

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