Effective Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations: How Executive Directors and Boards Work Together by Thomas Wolf
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book covers a broad range of topics that are essential to running an effective nonprofit organization. It is taken from the viewpoint of both the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees, mainly the Chair or President. Topics covered include the role of the Executive Director and the Board, changes in personnel, difficult situations/difficult people or personalities, fundraising, changes in management or board leadership, multiple boards, dual Executive Director models, and effective meetings.
This is a great primer for those new to nonprofit organizations and board memberships, as well as for those of us that have spent entire careers working with these types of groups. Wolf uses real life scenarios to drive home his points and finishes each chapter with a set of questions that can be use as a self-assessment to determine the health of your organization.
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