The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit That Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees

The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit That Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees

by Shirley Sagawa, Deborah Jospin
     
 

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The Charismatic Organization

Certain patterns are evident among successful nonprofits. In the same way charismatic individuals attract followers, dynamic organizations draw dedicated donors and committed champions. These groups don't depend on charismatic leaders—rather, they strengthen their core and build strong networks of support within and around

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The Charismatic Organization

Certain patterns are evident among successful nonprofits. In the same way charismatic individuals attract followers, dynamic organizations draw dedicated donors and committed champions. These groups don't depend on charismatic leaders—rather, they strengthen their core and build strong networks of support within and around themselves. In The Charismatic Organization, renowned experts Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin show nonprofits of all types how to restructure their organizations, internally and externally, to become more charismatic, and more effective.The authors offer a framework that allows organizations to go beyond quick fixes and fundraising strategies to a broader paradigm that encompasses community and organization building. What if every person involved with an organization was fully engaged and shared a common goal? What if the efforts of a relatively small ring of staff and board members were amplified by everyone touched by the organization, including current and former volunteers, staff, board members, clients, constituents, funders and supporters? That, the authors show, is the way a charismatic organization operates. The book provides numerous examples of how successful organizations have made this shift, as well as action steps that all organizations can take to perform better.Too many nonprofits today are unable to operate at their full potential because they are stuck in ineffective "business as usual" paradigms. The Charismatic Organization offers a guide to reframing nonprofit work so that organizations can expand their resource base and sphere of influence to further their missions and achieve greater impact.

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"In today’s interdependent world, nonprofit organizations have more opportunity than ever before to make a difference in people’s lives. Drawing upon their extensive experience in public service, Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin identify the traits that give successful nonprofits the competitive edge they need to maximize their effectiveness and sustainability. The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit That Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees draws an authoritative blueprint for using social capital to transform good intentions into concrete results."– Former President Bill Clinton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470195468
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,436,553
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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