Leadership Trends & Tips for Nonprofits
It used to be that the head of an organization had to run day-to-day operations effectively. Bringing in the funds for programming and keeping folks happy were enough. Times have changed.
Today’s executive director must manage, of course; but that’s only a small part of the job. The tough part is evolving from manager to leader. It’s not about hierarchy. It’s about injecting your vision to advance mission throughout your organization.
What will you find in the Leadership section?
Here, we look at some of the trends and best practices in leadership. We know it’s not easy, so we offer up guidance and some of the best resources we know of to help make the transition. In fact, this entire website helps to support you in this effort. Whether it’s communications, fundraising or governance, we want everyone who cares about your mission to be guided by a bigger picture vision.
Leadership is the starting point to effective performance, organization-wide. To successfully lead and move his or her mission forward, today’s nonprofit leader needs to be more than just “the boss.” Continue reading
Emotional competency is about flexibility in deciding what leadership style will be best for your team. Learn what leadership styles are most effective and how to implement them. Continue reading
Strengthening the core functions within your nonprofit promotes growth and sustainability. Board leadership and development, program evaluation and strategic learning, human resources development, financial management and fundraising are the essential areas of focus. Continue reading
Identify which activities help an organization fulfill its mission and sustain itself. Continue reading
Developing mutually beneficial relationships with other organizations can help your nonprofit stay competitive in a challenging economy. Continue reading
Discover how harnessing entrepreneurial instincts can impact your organization’s ability to make social change. Continue reading
Angel investors, venture capital funding and other sources can be used to aid your organization in achieving a sustainable, social objective. Continue reading
Explore six innovative practices that any organization can use to address organizational challenges, build capacity, effectively fulfill their mission, and create more impact in the communities they serve. Continue reading
Having a board that is strategic and engaged will increace your nonprofit’s opportunity for success. A collaborative relationship between the board and director will drive the organization’s mission forward. Continue reading
Experts tell us that even with all the challenges that face them, nonprofits can be sustainable by implementing certain core principles. Continue reading