Lessons for Non-Profit and Start-Up Leaders

Tales from a Reluctant CEO

Author: Maxine Harris, Ph.D,Michael B. O'Leary, Ph.D

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 2196

Businesses start and fail all the time, but the secrets to starting and running successful businesses can help entrepreneurs succeed in the for-profit or not-for-profit sector. This work discusses how to avoid pitfalls, overcome challenges, and address issues like hiring, decision-making, problem-solving, power, and more in the business arena.

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Lessons From the Third Sector

Author: Barry Dym,Harry Hutson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192924X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 6519

Taking an unusual approach to the study of leadership, the authors find examples to learn from among the many non-profit organisations currently extant.

The Charismatic Organization

Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit that Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees

Author: Shirley Sagawa,Deborah Jospin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470195460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 9817

The authors offer a framework that allows organizations to gobeyond quick fixes and fundraising strategies to a broader paradigmthat encompasses community and organization building. What if everyperson involved with an organization was fully engaged and shared acommon goal? What if the efforts of a relatively small ring ofstaff and board members were amplified by everyone touched by theorganization, including current and former volunteers, staff, boardmembers, clients, constituents, funders and supporters? That, theauthors show, is the way a charismatic organization operates. Thebook provides numerous examples of how successful organizationshave made this shift, as well as action steps that allorganizations can take to perform better. "In today’s interdependent world, nonprofit organizationshave more opportunity than ever before to make a difference inpeople’s lives. Drawing upon their extensive experience inpublic service, Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin identify thetraits that give successful nonprofits the competitive edge theyneed to maximize their effectiveness and sustainability. TheCharismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit ThatBuilds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employeesdraws an authoritative blueprint for using social capital totransform good intentions into concrete results."– FormerPresident Bill Clinton

Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book Set

The Essential Collection

Author: Susan U. Raymond,Julia I. Walker,Robert M. Sheehan, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111834684X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 797

View: 2684

Take control of where your nonprofit is headed with ourNonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-bookset The past couple of years have been tough for most nonprofits.With a global recession in full swing, nonprofits have begunsearching for new ways to make budgets stretch further, do morewith less, and maximize their return on investment. We don't knowhow long the economy will remain in a recession, but it certainlyprovides challenges for the immediate future. This e-book bundle provides you with the step-by-step guidance,practical tools, and solid strategies you need to get yournonprofit back on the road to success. Helping you develop a betterunderstanding of what your organization needs to do to survive adepressed-or any-economy, this bundle offers expert advice fromrenowned nonprofit leaders. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies WhenEconomies Falter / Susan U. Raymond-Learn how to survive thecurrent economic conditions and prepare for future economiccycles Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign / JuliaI. Walker-Get timely advice to help your nonprofit develop astrategic approach to fundraising in the weak economy Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits /Robert M. Sheehan-Discover the very best current thinking onperformance and strategy available, drawing from both the corporateand nonprofit worlds There's no need to white-knuckle it through the rough economy.Wiley's Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Timese-book set partners with you so that your nonprofit can emergestronger—and enjoy the ride!

Nonprofit Leadership

Life Lessons from an Enterprising Practitioner

Author: Robert Giloth

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595454119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 8655

Nonprofit Leadership: Life Lessons from an Enterprising Practitioner explores what it means to be a civic leader in the nonprofit sector, building on the author's 30 years of experience as a leader, investor and researcher. The book combines leadership insights with personal reflections and provides new perspectives on social innovation and problem solving in community economic development. The book challenges readers to consider questions about their careers, rethink or expand their points of view and absorb lessons from the field. At the heart of the book is the recognition that good leadership and management cannot be reduced to a handful of principles or lessons, but flows from ongoing reflection and action. Nonprofit Leadership fills a gap in the existing nonprofit leadership literature. "Through provocative questions and evocative stories, Nonprofit Leadership becomes the perfect travel companion for emerging leaders in our field."-Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation "From his work in gritty urban neighborhoods to City Hall to his role as a funder of ambitious community development initiatives, Bob Giloth has pushed the community practice envelope. This is a unique and moving contribution to the fields of community development and nonprofit management."-Nik Theodore, Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago "Only someone with a bold hand, a fearless heart and a sense of humor could have written this book, which is about harnessing your passion and not being afraid to fail."-Kirsten Moy, Director, Economic Opportunity Program, The Aspen Institute

Scaling Global Change

A Social Entrepreneur's Guide to Surviving the Start-up Phase and Driving Impact

Author: Erin Ganju,Cory Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119483883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1656

Grow your start-up into a global influence with real-world impact Scaling Global Change provides social entrepreneurs with the strong organizational foundation they need to change the world. Through the story of Room to Read, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in the last 18 years, this book features clear, real-world lessons for growing a non-profit or social enterprise, with special insight into girls’ education and literacy programming in lower-income countries. By outlining theories of program, operational, and system-level change, the discussion delves into the meat of the entrepreneurial spirit and applies it directly to everyday strategic decisions. The book begins with an overview of essential communication, vision, and execution fundamentals, and then dives into a discussion of metrics, monitoring, planning, leadership, and more. Clear guidance on internal operations, fundraising, team building, management, and other central topics provides a roadmap for new and experienced leaders, while further exploration of influence, strategy, and government funding relates the wisdom of experience from the perspective of a successful organization. Cross the chasm from start-up to mature organization with worldwide impact Gain insight into the theoretical and practical underpinnings of nonprofit success Adopt new perspectives on effectiveness, excellence, and influence Translate ideas into action in a way that will change the world Social entrepreneurship has taken off more than ever, and the market is crowded with optimistic leaders wanting to change the world. How do you differentiate your organization from the pack? How can you stand out, stand up, and make a real impact? These lessons are gained through experience and building a strong organizational culture; Room to Read has treaded this path and found itself at the heights of success. With Scaling Global Change, you reap the benefit of experiential lessons while applying them to the success of your own organization. **All Royalties from the sale of Scaling Global Change will be donated directly to Room To Read**

Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders

Essential Knowledge and Skills

Author: Larry D. Watson,Richard A. Hoefer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148332494X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 3577

Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders comprehensively prepares students with the skills to successfully manage human service organizations. Authors Larry D. Watson and Richard Hoefer explore core managerial competencies tailored to the unique environment of these organizations, including administrative responsibilities, values and ethics, organizational theories, leadership, boards of directors, fundraising, supervision, research, cultural consideration, and more. This essential text offers hands-on practice for the skills that future administrators will need to make a substantial impact in their organizations and communities.

Essential Lessons on Leadership (Collection)

Author: Jon Huntsman,James F. Parker,Doug Lennick,Fred Kiel

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132696460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 848

View: 7145

Understand the surprisingly robust links between morality and business success – and learn how to improve both! Learn how to succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living… discover why doing what’s right is the surest way to optimize and sustain business value… understand the powerful correlation between strong moral principles and business success… successfully promote “moral intelligence” throughout your organization! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Jon M. Huntsman, James F. Parker, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel

The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook

Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field

Author: Susan Schaefer,Linda Lysakowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938077173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 8265

What if you could sit down with 25 successful consultants and ask them what makes their businesses tick? In The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field, Susan Schaefer and Linda Lysakowski have compiled a first-of-its-kind insight into the everyday lives of consultants to the nonprofit sector. This collection of firsthand articles takes the reader on a journey that spans a consultant's professional life-from the decisions that formed the business to a detailed set of options for winding it down. The beauty of this book lies in the honesty of its 25 contributors. They write openly about the decisions that guided their business models, their early mistakes, and their lessons learned. Even those in this business for decades have commented that their copies of The Playbook are strewn with highlights and bookmarks. It's a fun, informative read that gets into the minds of people who have consulted for at least a decade. The Playbook's first-person storytelling has a style that will both inform and entertain. Most importantly, it has the power to transform your business-or your future business-in ways large and small. From insider retellings of client stories to state-by-state registration requirements, its contents will guide basic decisions for the life of your business. Readers will find answers to these questions and more: What can I do to prepare myself before I start consulting? How should I determine my scope of business? How should I set fees and get off to the right financial start? Which marketing strategies work best? How do I close a deal with potential clients? How do I deal with angry, slow-paying, or demanding clients? How can I grow or reinvent my business? How do I regroup when business is slow? What information should I include in contracts? What state regulations might apply to my business? The list goes on The Playbook does not tell the reader what to do. Instead, itoffersindividual accounts that walk the reader through a businessperson's thought processes, actions, and reflections about a given subject. The main takeaway: there is no one path to success. While directed at those who serve the nonprofit sector, The Playbook offers valuable lessons for all consultants. Even those who serve the for-profit sector will benefit from articles about naming your business, marketing, and closing the deal with prospective clients. The Playbook is a must-have guide if you fall into any of these categories: A professional who is exploring a future career path in consulting. A staffer who is currently making the transition into full- or part-time consulting. A novice consultant who wants to get off on the right foot. A veteran consultant who wants to strengthen, reenergize, or reinvent your business.

Die 5 Dysfunktionen eines Teams

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni,Andreas Schieberle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527690352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 9450

Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh über die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen können, dass ihr Team so fürchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen würden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen Führungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das Überleben des gesamten Unternehmens gefährdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enthüllt Lencioni die fünf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu führen, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team führen und die fünf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen Büchern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft für alle enthält, die danach streben, außergewöhnliche Teamleiter und Führungskräfte zu werden.

Lean Startup

Schnell, risikolos und erfolgreich Unternehmen gründen

Author: Eric Ries

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864146712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 6845

Der Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen ist nie ohne Risiko. Und bis die Firma sich auf dem Markt etabliert hat, dauert es. Wer doch scheitert, verliert in der Regel viel Geld. Genau hier setzt das Konzept von Eric Ries an. Lean Startup heißt seine Methode. Sie ist schnell, ressourcenfreundlich und radikal erfolgsorientiert. Anhand von durchgespielten Szenarien kann man von vornherein die Erfolgsaussichten von Ideen, Produkten und Märkten bestimmen. Und auch während der Gründungphase wird der Stand der Dinge ständig überprüft. Machen, messen, lernen – so funktioniert der permanente Evaluationsprozess. Das spart enorm Zeit, Geld und Ressourcen und bietet die Möglichkeit, spontan den Kurs zu korrigieren. Das Lean-Startup-Tool hat sich schon zigtausenfach in der Praxis bewährt und setzt sich auch in Deutschland immer stärker durch.

101 Startup Lessons

An Entrepreneur's Handbook

Author: George Deeb,Red Rocket Ventures

Publisher: BlogIntoBook.com


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 1671

A comprehensive, one-stop read for entrepreneurs who want actionable learnings about a wide range of startup and digital-related topics from George Deeb, a serial entrepreneur and partner at Red Rocket Ventures. The book is a startup executive's strategic "playbook", with "how-to" lessons about business in general, sales, marketing, technology, operations, human resources, finance, fund raising and more, including many case studies herein. We have demystified and synthesized the information an entrepreneur needs to strategize, fund, develop, launch and market their businesses. Join the 100,000+ readers who have already benefitted from this book, freely available and continuously updated on the Red Rocket Blog website. TESTIMONIALS David Rabjohns, Founder & CEO at MotiveQuest "George's passion, ideas and involvement with MotiveQuest has been "game changing" for us. From jumpstarting our sales and marketing plans and team, to productizing our business and procedures, Red Rocket has had an immediate and meaningful impact from day one. I highly recommend Red Rocket. If you want to grow, strap on the Red Rocket.“ Tyler Spalding, Founder & CEO at StyleSeek "Red Rocket has been a great investor for our business and vocal champion of our brand. As a proven entrepreneur himself, George has provided valuable insights and recommendations on how to best build my business. Red Rocket would be a great partner in helping build your business.“ Seth Rosenberg, SVP at Camping World "Red Rocket helped us do a high level assessment of our e-commerce efforts and assisted with the development of a digital strategy and marketing plan. Red Rocket identified some immediate opportunities, which we are implementing. I am pleased to recommend Red Rocket for your e-commerce and digital marketing needs.“ Andrew Hoog, Founder and CEO at viaForensics "As viaForensics experienced significant growth, we recognized the need for an experienced advisor with start-up chops who could help us refine critical steps in our transition from a service company to a product-based company. Red Rocket's expertise in growth planning including organizational structure, financial modeling and competitive analysis were instrumental in refining our strategy. He helped facilitate key decisions the management team needed to make in order to take the company to the next level. We are very pleased with Red Rocket's contributions to viaForensics and highly recommend his services to other start-ups facing similar growth.“ Jerry Freeman, Founder & CEO at PaletteApp “Red Rocket has been a key instigator in helping raise funds for PaletteApp. They have helped me tremendously in realizing what an investor wants to see and how best to present it. George has great experience and understanding of how to fund and launch a new company. We feel fortunate that he has thrown his hat into our arena.” Scott Skinger, CEO at TrainSignal "Red Rocket helped us in a variety of ways, from financial modeling to introductions to lenders. Their biggest win was helping us do preliminary investigative research on one of our competitors, that ultimately sparked a dialog that lead to the $23.6MM sale of our business to that company. We couldn't be more happy with Red Rocket's involvement with our business. Overall, a great advisor to have in your corner."

Was bleibt

wie die richtige Story Ihre Werbung unwiderstehlich macht

Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446413245


Page: 325

View: 8476

The Art of the Start

Von der Kunst, ein Unternehmen erfolgreich zu gründen

Author: Guy Kawasaki

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800646811

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 6811

The Art oft the Start Dieser äußerst praktische Ratgeber behandelt alle wichtigen Punkte, die man bei der Gründung einer Organisation, ob Unternehmen oder Non-Profit-Initiative, bedenken muss. Guy Kawasaki weiß dabei aus eigenen Erfahrungen, dass die Gründung weniger eine Wissenschaft als vielmehr eine Kunst ist. In elf Kapiteln stellt er dar, wie man die Kunst der Gründung erlernt mit dem Ziel, die Dinge von vornherein „richtig anzupacken“. Guy Kawasaki schreibt leichtgängig und humorvoll. FAQs, zahlreiche Übungen und Checklisten werden effektvoll eingesetzt und geben Orientierung bei der Umsetzung. Gängige Überzeugungen widerlegt er mit persönlichen Erfahrungen und verdichtet sie zu ganz konkreten Empfehlungen. Jedes Kapitel beginnt mit einer Quintessenz. Hilfreiche „Minikapitel“ gehen auf viele „nebensächliche“ Dinge ein wie „Die Kunst, gute PowerPoint-Präsentation zu erstellen“, „Die Kunst des Netzwerkens“ oder „Die Kunst, ein guter Redner zu sein“.

Enterprising Nonprofits

A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs

Author: J. Gregory Dees,Jed Emerson,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471151165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9814

A hands-on resource that shows nonprofits how to adopt entrepreneurial behaviors and techniques The rising spirit of social entrepreneurship has created all kinds of new opportunities for nonprofit organizations. But at the same time, many are discovering more than their share of challenges as well. This essential book will help anyone in the field gain the necessary skills to meet these challenges. Written by the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, Enterprising Nonprofits offers concise and engaging explanations of the most successful business tools being used by nonprofits today. The authors clearly describe all the concepts so you'll be able to embrace the methods of social enterprise for your organization. With this book, you'll learn how to use practical business techniques to dramatically improve the performance of your nonprofit. Praise for Enterprising Nonprofits "I can't imagine a better team to bring powerful insights and practical guidance to social entrepreneurs. Readers will be inspired by the examples, and then they will roll up their sleeves to apply the many useful management tools in this engaging book."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, Author of Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow "In one book, Enterprising Nonprofits does for social entrepreneurs what countless volumes have done for entrepreneurs in the business sector. A wonderful mixture of analysis, practical advice, and inspiration."-Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation All of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship.

Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges

The Definitive Guide for Advancement

Author: Steve Klingaman

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579227333

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 1577

This book is a co-publication with CASE. Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to building a million-dollar-a-year development office. Community colleges educate nearly half the undergraduates in America yet receive as little as two percent of all gifts to higher education. Private philanthropy is now essential to the mission of community colleges. In order to gain a fair share, community colleges can rely on this book to deploy strategies effectively used by 4-year colleges. The author, Steve Klingaman, has raised over $40 million dollars for two-year and four-year colleges over a 25-year development career. With its emphasis on planning the work and working the plan, Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges offers practical advice and concrete steps on how to build a strong advancement team with robust Annual Fund, grants, major gifts, planned giving programs. Topics include: * Strategies used at one two-year college that raised $50 million over ten years * 75 boxed tips on the details that matter most * How to create an institutional commitment to advancement * How to enhance the advancement function * How to build an effective foundation board that gives * How to grow the Annual Fund with sustainable, repeatable gifts * Secrets top universities use to close major gifts * Continuous quality improvement techniques to improve results year after year. Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is the only comprehensive development guide to focus on community college fund raising. Written for development professionals, college presidents, board members, trustees, faculty leaders, and other college leadership, this book is an essential, practical guide that fills a critical gap in the market.

Service Success! Lessons From a Leader on How to Turn Around a Service Business

Author: Daniel I. Kaplan,Carl Rieser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471591290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 7872

Packed with practical ideas and strategies for service managers, this candid case study demonstrates how to improve performance and profitability in any service business. A success story himself, Kaplan pioneers a radical new system for measuring quality in the service industry.

Hit the Ground Running

A Manual for New Leaders

Author: Jason Jennings

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101024550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8348

Want to compete with the best of the best? Then hit the ground running. Here?s how. The toughest job in business is taking over as a new leader. You have to quickly assess the situation, pull together a strong team, decide on a strategy, and inspire everyone to execute it. The stakes for new leaders are even higher. Whether you?ve been brought on to fix something that?s broken, launch a product, move the company in a new direction, or head up a division, every new leader is under the gun to get up to speed and begin producing strong numbers? ASAP. In Hit the Ground Running, Jason Jennings introduces us to America?s best performing new CEOs who pulled off the most impressive transformations of the decade. They doubled revenues, more than tripled earnings per share, and doubled their company?s net profit margins. After interviewing and analyzing the stories of these top leaders, Jennings delivers their hard- earned, battle-tested strategies, which will inspire any new leader to take the helm and start delivering. When Richard and Tim Smucker were appointed co-CEOs of The J. M. Smucker Company, they shared their strategy with everyone and got them on board with their mission. Since then, Smucker?s went on to dominate the markets and bring in billions of dollars of new business. Mike McCallister, the CEO of a twenty-billion-dollar health-services giant, decided to stop pretending and publicly admit that health insurance is broken. Humana began to replace a crippled, complex, and confusing system with one that works and has more than tripled revenues, earnings, and share price since McCallister took over. By processing change in bite-size pieces, Jeffrey Lorberbaum led Mohawk Industries through twenty successful acquisitions and turned his family?s carpet-making business into the largest flooring company in the world. Filled with engaging stories and lessons from the cream of the crop, Hit the Ground Running will help new leaders at every level balance short- and long-term goals as well as the needs of shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527503742

Category: Executive ability

Page: 382

View: 8489

Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Geben und Nehmen

Warum Egoisten nicht immer gewinnen und hilfsbereite Menschen weiterkommen

Author: Adam Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426301166


Page: 448

View: 1994