The Executive Director's Survival Guide: Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader

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The Executive Director's Survival Guide provides new insight, inspiration, and tools to meet the real life challenges and rewards of leading a nonprofit organization—and to thrive in this big job. Written by Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe, experienced nonprofit professionals and consultants on nonprofit leadership, this vital resource will give you the help you need to develop and strengthen personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. It is filled with practical advice for succeeding in the ...

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Overview

The Executive Director's Survival Guide provides new insight, inspiration, and tools to meet the real life challenges and rewards of leading a nonprofit organization—and to thrive in this big job. Written by Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe, experienced nonprofit professionals and consultants on nonprofit leadership, this vital resource will give you the help you need to develop and strengthen personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. It is filled with practical advice for succeeding in the position and offers a reader-friendly question and answer format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787958770
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #17
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.29 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe have focused their experience, insight, and energy on helping the new generation of nonprofit leaders navigate the many opportunities and challenges of being an Executive Director. The insight they provide is not just academic or theoretical: it comes from their own careers in the sector. They each draw on over twenty years of hands-on experience as Executive Directors, Interim Executive Directors, Board members, and now Leadership and Transition Consultants.

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Table of Contents

Exhibits
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Authors
Pt. 1 Finding Your Way as Executive Director 1
Ch. 1 Succeeding in This Big Job 3
Ch. 2 Developing as an Executive Director 13
Ch. 3 Finding Balance in the Role of Executive Director 25
Pt. 2 Executive Director as Visionary 37
Ch. 4 Understanding Nonprofit Organizational Culture 39
Ch. 5 Creating and Sustaining a Vision 51
Ch. 6 Determining Organizational Effectiveness 59
Pt. 3 Executive Director as Change Agent 69
Ch. 7 Embracing a Changing Nonprofit Environment 71
Ch. 8 Understanding Changing Life Cycle Stages in Nonprofits 77
Ch. 9 Leading Organizational Change 85
Pt. 4 Executive Director as Relationship Builder 93
Ch. 10 Nurturing a Relationship with the Board 95
Ch. 11 Establishing Productive Staff Relationships 119
Ch. 12 Following the Founder 133
Pt. 5 Executive Director as Community Creator 143
Ch. 13 Engaging External Stakeholders 145
Ch. 14 Embracing Partnerships and Collaboration 155
Ch. 15 Ensuring Broad Representation 165
Pt. 6 Executive Director as Resource Wizard 177
Ch. 16 Ensuring Sound Financial Management 179
Ch. 17 Sustaining the Organization with Team-Based Fundraising 195
Pt. 7 Executive Director in Transition 205
Ch. 18 Moving On: Leading Your Own Career Transition 207
Ch. 19 Envisioning Your Next Career 219
Conclusion 227
Resources 229
Index 245
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