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: 4645

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.

Nonprofit Management 101

A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118017944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 2690

A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.

Succeeding at Social Enterprise

Hard-Won Lessons for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs

Author: Social Enterprise Alliance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470608757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 6716

From the Social Enterprise Alliance, the organization dedicated to building a robust social enterprise field, comes Succeeding at Social Enterprise. This practical guide is filled with the best practices, tools, guidance, models and successful cases for leaders (and future leaders) of social ventures and enterprises. A groundbreaking work, it brings together the knowledge and experience of social enterprise pioneers in the field and some of today's most successful social entrepreneurs to show what it takes to implement and run an effective social venture or organization. Succeeding at Social Enterprise focuses on real life examples, lessons learned and the core competencies that are needed to run a social venture in a nonprofit, highlighting such skills as managing and leading, business planning, marketing and sales, and accounting. Praise for Succeeding at Social Enterprise "This is a must read for anyone starting or growing a social enterprise. The lessons learned offer valuable, practical and real insights from pioneers in the field. The frameworks and tools presented can be implemented immediately to help drive success and expand your social impact." —Kriss Deiglmeier, executive director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business "By successfully weaving together the best thinking and advice from a diverse set of our field's leading experts and practitioners, Succeeding at Social Enterprise will be the new 'must have' handbook for Social Enterprise." —Jed Emerson, www.BlendedValue.org "This is a timely book needed for a movement that's taking off. The leading thinkers and top practitioners in this book make today's pressing issues clear to both the novice and the experienced social entrepreneur." —Kevin Jones, founding principal, Good Capital "Written by the nation's leading experts on starting, building and leading a successful social venture, this book is a profoundly important contribution to the growing body of literature on social entrepreneurship. No other book brings to bear this kind of business experience, practical advice and wisdom on the challenges of creating and sustaining a social enterprise." —David Roll, founder, Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation

Social Startup Success

How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference

Author: Kathleen Kelly Janus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738219916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3902

Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer at the Stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or fail. She surveyed more than 200 high-performing social entrepreneurs and interviewed dozens of founders. Social Startup Success shares her findings for the legions of entrepreneurs working for social good, revealing how the best organizations get over the revenue hump. How do social ventures scale to over $2 million, Janus's clear benchmark for a social enterprise's sustainability? Janus, tapping into strong connections to the Silicon Valley world where many of these ventures are started or and/or funded, reveals insights from key figures such as DonorsChoose founder Charles Best, charity:water's Scott Harrison, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code and many others. Social Startup Success will be social entrepreneurship's essential playbook; the first definitive guide to solving the problem of scale.

The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide

Proven Paths for Leaders and Organizations

Author: Tom Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470599847

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2262

The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide In this dynamic resource, Tom Adams (an expert in succession planning who has worked with hundreds of organizations) shows how intentional leadership development and properly managed leadership transitions provide nonprofits with the rare opportunity to change direction, maintain momentum, and strengthen their capacity. This accessible guidebook is filled with illustrative stories, instructive lessons, best practices, and practical tools that can be used to ensure a successful nonprofit leadership transition. "It is terrific to have a book which so effectively addresses the unique challenges and opportunities of leadership in the nonprofit sector, replete with sound advice and concrete examples. Tom Adams brings a wealth of experience and savvy to the topic. Paid and volunteer leaders of nonprofits at all levels will benefit from reading it."—Irv Katz, president and CEO, National Human Services Assembly "The guide is one of its kind in providing a realistic frame for the world of nonprofit leaders. It is long overdue in the sector as a real tool for leaders. Maybe even more important, it helps nonprofit boards of directors and philanthropic organizations to understand the connection between their investment in leadership and achieving organizational goals." —Diane Bell McKoy, CEO, Associated Black Charities "Rich with instructive examples and advice, this book is grounded in the reality of nonprofits. It will be an extraordinarily useful guide to nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes." —Ruth McCambridge, editor in chief, Nonprofit Quarterly "Make no mistake: attracting and retaining top talent should be priority number one for the nonprofit sector. Adams's book offers practical advice for how to embed this priority into the sector's DNA. All who care about nonprofit effectiveness would be well-served to give this book a close read."—Kathleen P. Enright, president and CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Managing the Non-Profit Organization

Author: Peter Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136008101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5953

A Drucker management classic, first published in 1990, which breaks down any narrow definition of management and is aimed specifically at decision-makers and managers working in non-profit making and charitable organizations to help them apply the principles of good management to their sector. Drawing from the American experience, Drucker poignantly illustrates his discussion of management by quoting his in-depth interviews with top executives from non-profit making organizations. The issues of mission, performance, people and relationships, leadership and developing managers are eloquently discussed and Drucker provides Action Implications throughout the book which are of practical importance to the reader.

The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Author: David O. Renz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470875476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 872

View: 8750

This is the Third Edition of the bestselling nonprofit management reference and text called the "big green book." Based on updated research, theory, and experience, this comprehensive edition offers practical advice on managing nonprofit organizations and addresses key aspects such as board development, strategic planning, lobbying, marketing, fundraising, volunteer management, financial management, risk management, and compensation and benefits. New chapters cover developments in such areas as social entrepreneurship, financial leadership and capital structure, accountability and transparency, and the changing political-legal climate. It includes an instructor's manual

Charity Case

How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World

Author: Dan Pallotta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3077

A blueprint for a national leadership movement to transform the way the public thinks about giving Virtually everything our society has been taught about charity is backwards. We deny the social sector the ability to grow because of our short-sighted demand that it send every short-term dollar into direct services. Yet if the sector cannot grow, it can never match the scale of our great social problems. In the face of this dilemma, the sector has remained silent, defenseless, and disorganized. In Charity Case, Pallotta proposes a visionary solution: a Charity Defense Council to re-educate the public and give charities the freedom they need to solve our most pressing social issues. Proposes concrete steps for how a national Charity Defense Council will transform the public understanding of the humanitarian sector, including: building an anti-defamation league and legal defense for the sector, creating a massive national ongoing ad campaign to upgrade public literacy about giving, and ultimately enacting a National Civil Rights Act for Charity and Social Enterprise From Dan Pallotta, renowned builder of social movements and inventor of the multi-day charity event industry (including the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days) that has cumulatively raised over $1.1 billion for critical social causes The hotly-anticipated follow-up to Pallotta’s groundbreaking book Uncharitable Grounded in Pallotta’s clear vision and deep social sector experience, Charity Case is a fascinating wake-up call for fixing the culture that thwarts our charities’ ability to change the world.

The Non Nonprofit

For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success

Author: Steve Rothschild

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118180224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8214

A top business leader shares the business principles he used to launch both a top company and a thriving nonprofit Nonprofit leaders know that solving pervasive social problems requires passion and creativity as well as tangible results. The Non Nonprofit shares the same business principles that drive the world's best companies, showing how they can (and should) be applied to the realm of nonprofits. Steve Rothschild personally crossed sectors when he left corporate America to found Twin Cities RISE!, a highly successful poverty reduction program. His honest story, and success and missteps, create an essential roadmap for any social venture looking to prove and boost its impact. Distills essential nonprofit principles such as having a clear and appropriate purpose, creating economic value from social benefit, and establishing mutual accountability Shares successful approaches from innovative organizations such as Grameen Bank, Playworks, Common Ground, Habitat for Humanity, Lumni, Caring Bridge, College Summit and RISE! Draws from the author's success in founding and building Twin Cities RISE!, which trains unemployed Minnesotans for living wage jobs. RISE! serves 1,500 participants each year As insightful as it is inspiring, The Non Nonprofit can help maximize the positive impact of any nonprofit.

Master Your World

Author: Mary Kelly Phd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935733041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 6756

Master Your World is a concise, engaging book on business management, people management, and of course, a bit of dog management. Funny, serious, and thoughtful, Kelly's book can change how you interact with the people around you. The ten inspired lessons are designed to simplify the role of leading people, even during difficult times, and in any business organization. The book starts with the top three golden rules: Reward Good Behavior, Do Not Reward Bad Behavior, and Be Consistent. Dr. Kelly emphasizes what every manager should know: You get the behavior that you reward. The next seven lessons are how to communicate, enforce, and maintain the first three lessons while building morale, improving productivity, and ultimately, increasing the bottom line. One of the major strengths of the book is Kelly's writing. She keeps readers interested with true stories, real-life situations, and pragmatic solutions to the daily challenges managers and leaders face in today's evolving workplace. Kelly's techniques were refined during her 21 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, but Master Your World is clearly not a military book. It is humorous, entertaining, and inspirational. Every aspiring CEO can learn something from this book. This book is highly recommended for new supervisors, seasoned managers, and senior leadership who could benefit from a refresher on how to engage their teams. Her points make busy people think, and make thoughtful people smile and think again.

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Lessons From the Third Sector

Author: Barry Dym,Harry Hutson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192924X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 3459

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

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice

Author: Michael J. Worth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452243093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

View: 5433

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook written for the Nonprofit Management course, covering the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. Written specifically for students, this text integrates research, theory, and the practitioner literature and includes more than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives. Providing an overview suitable for students enrolled in their first course in the field, the book also includes cases and discussions of advanced issues for those with experience. Key Features: - Includes a chapter on Social Entrepreneurship, which examines the theories behind this concept as well as the successful practices of high-impact nonprofits around the world - Takes a balanced approach to varied perspectives and controversial issues and encompasses traditional concepts as well as new approaches and thinking - Integrates social sciences research, management theory, and practitioner literature Includes mini-cases to enhance student understanding of the issues involved in real-world situations - Chapter-ending suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter help students apply chapter content to actual nonprofit organizations.

Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership

A Guide for Organizations in Changing Times

Author: Berit M. Lakey

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 9780865713284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 2804

Grassroots and Non-Profit Leadership is for everyone who cares about the health of their organizations, especially if their organizations work for social change. It draws on the experience of a variety of effective organizational development professionals, community organizers and leaders of nonprofit organizations, teaching a proactive approach to organizational life - an indispensable sourcebook for all leaders and active members of change organizations.

Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Because Nonprofits Are Messy

Author: Joan Garry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119293065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4723

Nonprofits leaders are optimistic by nature: they believe with time, energy, smarts, strategy and sheer will, they can change the world. But too many cooks, not enough money, an abundance of passion, can make you feel there are too many obstacles to overcome. Garry shows you how to build a powerhouse board, create an impressive and sustainable fundraising program, renew your passion for your mission and organization, and become a bigger difference in the world.

Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO, and Other Nonprofit Boards

Lessons From Around the World

Author: BoardSource

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119423201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7803

An ideal resource for boards everywhere There are at least 10 million Civil Society Organizations (CSO)s in the world, each of them with a board composed of individuals doing their best to govern well and wisely. There is no single model of governance to emulate, but are there universal principles and practices that can help boards everywhere perform at the highest level. This book takes us for a trip around the world to look at what is working for boards. Its discoveries will help not only boards, but also nonprofit staff leaders seeking to assist their boards to optimal performance, and capacity-builders looking to strengthen their civil society sector. Even if your organizational concerns extend no further than city boundaries, this book is for you. One of the greatest governance challenges today is a lack of diversity on the board. This can seriously hamper an organization’s ability to realize mission and to understand and serve its community. Reading this book will provide a greater understanding of how the cultural context affects governance and will sensitize the reader to different ways of thinking about governance. Global Best Practices For CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards presents case studies from different parts of the world that illustrate effective practice, identifies and discusses interesting and significant differences, and explores global governance trends with implications for us all. Tests for universal truths about roles, responsibilities and practices using criteria established by BoardSource, the premier voice on nonprofit governance Provides information that builds exceptional nonprofit boards Discusses cultural differences in governance that will help all boards to better function in increasingly diverse environments Offers inspiration to NGO boards in any part of civil society Reflects on the future of governance worldwide If you’re a capacity-builder, a board member, or an executive leader looking for guidance on governance, this is the book you’ll want to have on hand.

Big Impact

Insights & Stories from America's Non-Profit Leaders

Author: Vivien Hoexter,Linda C. Hartley

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543920365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 7174

Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America's Non-Profit Leaders is about nonprofit leaders who have found solutions to some of our greatest, most vexing societal problems. These dynamic leaders are implementing solutions in their communities, around the U.S. and around the world. This book will explore the qualities these leaders possess, their profound insights on lessons learned, and the solutions they are implementing. We have interviewed nearly 50 leaders of foundations such as Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Annie E. Casey, Ford, B. Altman, Sy Syms, Skoll, San Francisco Community, Robin Hood, Jim Joseph, William & Flora Hewlett, Newman’s Own, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, United Nations, and the Ms. Foundation for Women. We have also talked with leaders of organizations such as PBS, WNET, WNYC, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Independent Sector, Goodwill Industries International, 92Y, YMCA of the USA, Girl Scouts, United Way Worldwide, Share Our Strength, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, NYU, Bard College, Nature Conservancy, Wave Hill, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, NYC Opera, Freedom to Marry, KaBoom! and Do Something. The book combines our findings and recommendations from the interviews on what drives social change, along with some of the top interviews portraying compelling, successful social change leaders. We see this book as a way to amplify the leading voices of the nonprofit sector, to share the secrets of successful social change and to inspire readers to make change in their own communities. The primary audience for this book is people seeking knowledge and inspiration from leaders who have chosen to devote their lives to reducing inequities and creating opportunities in their communities, the US and the world. This includes corporate leaders and employees on nonprofit or foundation boards, philanthropists or social entrepreneurs investing in a new venture or establishing their own foundations, current or new CEOs or senior professionals serving a nonprofit or foundation. Nonprofit leaders will discover new ways to address shared challenges and learn that they are not alone. Philanthropists and social entrepreneurs will learn what is really working at both start-up and legacy organizations so that they can invest in what is really moving the needle. A secondary audience is young people, including millennials, who are thinking about careers in the nonprofit sector, or considering creating a new nonprofit or foundation. Yet another audience consists of nonprofit employees and volunteers that wish to learn from their leaders’ triumphs and mistakes.

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

Author: Beth Kanter,Aliza Sherman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119251117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8252

"This book outlines what it takes to build healthier, happier organizations from the ground up"--

Forces for Good

The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

Author: Leslie R. Crutchfield,Heather McLeod Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118118804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 7387

Profiles twelve nonprofits that have achieved significant levels of impact, including Habitat for Humanity and the Heritage Foundation, discussing how they have been affected by tough economic times and social upheaval.

Mastering Leadership

An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

Author: Robert J. Anderson,Bob Anderson,William A. Adams,Bill Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119147190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 907

Resource added for the Leadership Development program 101961.

The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance

Author: BoardSource

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470602461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 7680

THE HANDBOOK OF NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE From BoardSource comes The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance. This comprehensive resource explores the overarching question of governance within nonprofit organizations and addresses the roles, structures, and practices of an effective nonprofit. The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance covers the topics that are of most importance to those charged with creating and sustaining effective leadership, including building a board; succession planning; policies; financial oversight; fundraising; planning; strategic planning processes; risk management; and evaluation of the board, CEO, and organization. Praise for The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance "This is the first book I've found that covers the topic of governance from A to Z. I know what I'll be assigning the students in my governance class as a textbook next semester!" —TERRIE TEMKIN, founding principal, CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. "BoardSource has prepared an exceptional resource for nonprofit boards and leaders. This comprehensive volume offers timely and relevant information about board work and governance, including practical tools and resources that will be valuable to all types of nonprofits." —DAVID O. RENZ, chair, department of public affairs; Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership; and director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership; University of Missouri, Kansas City "If you are involved in nonprofit organizations, and if you ever have doubts about how they are best run, this is the book for you-and BoardSource is the place to turn." —FISHER HOWE, consultant, Lavender/Howe & Associates, and author, The Nonprofit Leadership Team BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) is the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.