Leading Up: Transformational Leadership for Fundraisers / Edition 1by Lilya Wagner, Timothy L. Seiler
Pub. Date: 09/16/2005
Fundraising professionals must accomplish goals and meet expectations, and yet they also need to be creative in managing their programs because of the dynamic state of the profession. They have to get things done, but they need to exercise leadership from whatever rank or position they hold in order to motivate others. Leading without authority is not easy, but it… See more details below
Fundraising professionals must accomplish goals and meet expectations, and yet they also need to be creative in managing their programs because of the dynamic state of the profession. They have to get things done, but they need to exercise leadership from whatever rank or position they hold in order to motivate others. Leading without authority is not easy, but it is essential for the successful fundraising professional. Leading Up shows fundraisers how to develop and hone these vital leadership skills regardless of their job or position.
Real leadership has never been about authority, positional power, or dogmatic dictatorship. It's about listening, valuing ideas, following advice, and bringing people together for a common goal and vision. Lilya Wagner, author and Vice President for Philanthropy at Counterpart International, explains how everyone in the fundraising profession can beand must bea leader. Filled with thought-provoking commentary, exercises, and practical applications to help readers apply the principles discussed and develop their leadership skills, Leading Up covers:
- Desirable traits and characteristics for successfully leading up in the fundraising profession
- A reality check on fundraisers' roles and how to get the job done, and done well, while not being in charge
- How to modify attitudes and actions to become a successful leader
- The challenges fundraisers confront when working with volunteers, donors, colleagues, and others
- Processes that move the organization toward its primary mission
- "They" and "us": the differences between those who have designated power and identified leadership status and those who can and will lead up
- Lilya Wagner's model for leading up
- Concepts fundraisers must have to become leaders, including: leading for loyalty, leading for innovation, leading to build, emotional intelligence, ethical practice, and more
- Tips to transform fundraisers and build their capabilities for meeting the challenges of leading up
- Specific steps to help professionals become effective leaders
The time has come for all fundraisers to be leadersfor the benefit of the donor, the constituents, the organization, and themselvesand Leading Up leads the way.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
PART ONE: BREAKING OLD MOLDS, ACCEPTING NEW CONCEPTS OF OF LEADERSHIP.
Chapter 1. Defining Your Concept of Leadership.
Chapter 2. Exploring Leadership: Definitions and Dimensions.
Chapter 3. Leading in the Real and Rough World.
Chapter 4. Claiming Your Power to Change.
PART TWO: LEADERSHIP TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR APPLICABILITY TO FUNDRAISING.
Chapter 5. “Them and Us”.
Chapter 6. A Model for a New Kind of Leader.
Chapter 7. Servant Leadership for the Fundraiser.
Chapter 8. Desirable and Required Leadership Competencies.
PART THREE: TRANSFORMING YOURSELF: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF LEADING UP.
Chapter 9. Do You Have the Will to Lead?
Chapter 10. Speeding Your Growth in Leadership—Meeting the Challenges.
Chapter 11. Take Me to Your Leader! Leadership That Gets Results.
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