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Mar 5, 2010 | Insights

More About the Executive Directors Guide

The Guide for Successful Nonprofit Management

Written for and by nonprofit leaders, the Executive Directors Guide includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions 
  • Case studies  
  • Checklists 
  • Tips 
  • Resources

Nominated for the Terry McAdam Book Award

“A well-written, thoughtful, integrated road map and checklists to the functions that haunt executive director existence.”   –Kim Fellner, book review, Grassroots Fundraising Journal

Advice and Insight on Nonprofit Management

The guide includes 13 chapters that can stand alone – and together provide a wealth of knowledge on every aspect of nonprofit executive leadership and management:

  1. Leadership
  2. Mission
  3. Program Development
  4. Evaluation
  5. Strategic Planning and Thinking
  6. Governance
  7. Fund Development
  8. Public Relations
  9. Community Development and Government Relations
  10. Human Resources
  11. Financial Management
  12. Technology Planning
  13. Managing Change

Each chapter explores in-depth an issue critical to nonprofit management and lays bares the essential principles and questions you need to consider. Plus, it offers practical tools like checklists, and case studies are included.

Sign up for a sample of Chapter 1 which examines Leadership and the topics of:

  • The concept of leadership
  • Various leadership competencies, styles and models
  • Participatory, partnership-based leadership
  • The role of self-reflection in effective leaders
  • Maintaining a work-life balance that helps you lead successfully

Order the Executive Directors Guide here.