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

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

by Mim Carlson, Margaret Donohoe
     
 

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

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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It is apparent from reading the guide that they (Carlson and Donohoe) have garnered a great deal of wisdom during their careers." (Philanthropy News Digest, 7/7/2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787958770
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #17
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.21(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"How would I describe this book? Practical. Helpful. Encouraging. Realistic. Thought-provoking. Accessible. Focused. Honest. Refreshing. Should be on every nonprofit leader's desk."
— Barry Z. Posner, Dean and Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University and coauthor of The Leadership Challenge

"This guide is an easy read for busy nonprofit leaders and it is full of everyday wisdom and practical insight for both new and seasoned Executive Directors. The content reflects the real world and acknowledges the complexity of the Executive Director's role in a very user-friendly way that reassures you that you are not alone in dealing with the challenges inherent in the Executive Director role."
— Molly Polidoroff, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

"In this new age of nonprofit management, Executive Directors are getting over their fantasies and past their fears, crafting change-the-world ideas and executing them every day. Mim and Margaret now provide real life, real time help in coaching and guiding Executive Directors from survival to success. I can't think of a more important contribution in today's drive to strengthen the sector."
— Roni Posner, Executive Director, The Alliance For Nonprofit Management

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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