Why Conflict on Your Board of Directors is a Good Thing

NonProfit Hub

Conflict on your board of directors can be a good thing. You can imagine how this paradox would be detrimental to any group’s success—especially a board of directors. Historically, boards of directors were pretty homogeneous, consisting almost entirely of affluent males.

Introducing the Community Director

AFP Blog

Introducing the Community Director : Recently, Ogilvy outlined the ways in which organizations are primed to accept the role of community director. The community director, as they see it, helps set strategies, expedites inquiries, and help incorporate the brand’s voice into other parts of the company

An executive director reminds us of the importance of prayer

VolunteerMark

Bobby Calvillo is the Executive Director of a large housing non-profit in Texas. He has shared his insight with us on many occasions, and today he speaks from the heart about how prayer can guide us everyday as we work to reshape community

How to Assemble a Stellar Board of Directors

NonProfit Hub

It’s important to take a good first step in developing an efficient and cohesive setting for your board of directors to set up shop and pave the way for your nonprofit to thrive. Even if your nonprofit has all volunteers and no staff, a board of directors is a must.

Assembling Your Super Board of Directors [Infographic]

NonProfit Hub

That’s why you need your own team of superheroes to help your cause on your board of directors. The post Assembling Your Super Board of Directors [Infographic] appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Board of Directors Featured Infographics

We're Hiring an Executive Director

Idealware

As part of that growth, I see an opportunity to step out of the Executive Director role and into another one to make room for a successor with the right experience and vision to lead us into the next stage of our evolution. I’ll continue to work closely with the board and staff (and eventually with our new Executive Director) to support this transition, and am excited about what’s ahead. Here at Idealware, there’s nothing we like better than helping other nonprofits.

[PODCAST] Creating and Maintaining a Stellar Board of Directors | Ft. Simone Joyaux

NonProfit Hub

The post [PODCAST] Creating and Maintaining a Stellar Board of Directors | Ft. Board of Directors FeaturedNonprofit consultant and lover of all things boards, Simone Joyaux knows the ins and outs of what it is that a board of governance does.

10 Elements Of A Successful Nonprofit Executive Director

TechImpact

But it’s the executive director, or CEO, at our nonprofit that is there before everyone else to open the doors, and turns the lights out at night. The post 10 Elements Of A Successful Nonprofit Executive Director appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. We all work hard. Let’s be honest, they’re almost always the hardest working people at our nonprofit. And they should be. They’re often the founders of the nonprofit, […].

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How to Evaluate Your Fit with the Executive Director

BoardAssist

Having a strong partnership with the Executive Director of the board you are considering joining is one of the most important things that influences whether someone has a rewarding board experience. We have worked with Executive Directors who don’t check email more than that.

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Year Three as a Museum Director. Thrived.

Museum 2.0

I''ve now been the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History for three years. LinkedIn has a new feature where people can congratulate each other on work anniversaries.

Director Less Than Invisible In Underwear And Is Hospitalized - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Director Less Than Invisible In Underwear And Is Hospitalized - TheNonProfitTimes : The director of the viral video “Kony 2012”, which is rapidly approaching 100 million views, was hospitalized in San Diego, Calif., after running through the streets in his underwear and vandalizing cars. Kony2012

Year Five as a Museum Director: Good to Grow

Museum 2.0

I had to learn that I still belonged at the organization as it matured, and that as its director, I needed to adopt some approaches and procedures that don't come naturally to me.

Tales from the Trenches: How to Balance the Roles of Your Board of Directors

NonProfit Hub

In my other life, I serve as the Executive Director of a volunteer-run nonprofit that is focused on youth leadership development. With the open seat, the board of directors charged a group to come up with ideas for potential replacements. Board of Directors Featured Human Resources

How a Tech Solution Saved This Executive Director’s Membership Growth Strategy

Wild Apricot Blog

The story of how one executive director managed to turn around a failing growth strategy with a software solution, hitting 25% growth in six months. membership management software membership-growth executive-directorBased on The Tech Effect webinar, which runs each month at Wild Apricot.

Meet the See3ples: Elyse Kort, Project Director

See What's Out There

Elyse Kort joins the See3ples team as project director, bringing to this position an appreciation for exploration, experimenting, and giving back. The post Meet the See3ples: Elyse Kort, Project Director appeared first on The See3 Blog. Uncategorized Elyse Kort see3 see3ples

Is Your Board Properly Supporting Your Executive Director

BoardAssist

One of a board member’s main roles—while rarely discussed—is to support the executive director (ED). Is Your Board Properly Supporting Your Executive Director. One of a board member’s main roles—while rarely discussed—is to support the executive director (ED).

Meet Chris Simoes, Director of Engineering

Connection Cafe

For the second Connection Cafe podcast series, I had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Simoes, Convio Director of Engineering. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Chris has always impressed me with his enthusiastic and friendly approach to challenges and tasks at Convio. You may also remember that Cynthia mentioned him last month because of a fundraiser that he and others from our teams participated in.

Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor

Rebooting Charity

It gave me another chance to flesh out my previous buzz director posts. Confused by the title? It’s just another metaphor I’ve started using to describe how brands should distribute more trust to their communities.

4 Tips for Finding Your Nonprofit’s Next Executive Director

Donor Search

There’s no question about it: finding the right person to lead your nonprofit team to greatness can be a tricky business. It can be difficult to track down one promising candidate who meets all of your nonprofit’s preferences such as: A range of nonprofit experience. A clean and philanthropic reputation. Strong leadership and project management… Executive Search

Year One as a Museum Director. Survived!

Museum 2.0

Today is my one-year anniversary as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. A year ago, I put my consultant hat on the shelf and decided to jump into museum management (a sentence I NEVER would have imagined writing five years ago). It’s been a wild and wonderful year—without question, my most challenging and stimulating yet.

Youthful new director of Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council has big background - Roanoke.com

AFP Blog

Youthful new director of Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council has big background - Roanoke.com : Derick Maggard, the newly announced director of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, has had experience as a missionary, entrepreneur, student, athlete and leader. Maggard, of Blacksburg, is the fourth executive director of the nonprofit association, which is designed to support the growth of technology-based industry in the Roanoke and New River valleys

Your Board of Directors: “Good Enough” Really Is OK

SocialFish

——————– Maybe you have an amazing board of directors that has perfect chemistry and does five times more than you could imagine asking of them. A high-performing board can help the executive director stretch and grow in the role.

The Role of the Executive Director in a Development Database, Part 2

AFP Blog

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Meet Ash Shepherd, NTEN's Education Director

NTEN

As the Education Director, Ash will be responsible for overseeing and designing programs for the NTEN Community to help them transform technology into social change. We are excited to welcome longtime NTEN Member, Ash Shepherd, to the NTEN team. For many of you, no introductions are needed! Ash has been a go-to resource for NTEN staff and members for years.

Engagement Strategies to Turn Nonprofit Board Members into Ambassadors for Your Cause

Connection Cafe

Have the board prospect meet with the Executive Director: Before you present them to the entire board is imperative. If staffing permits, identify a single person to serve as the primary point of contact, such as a board liaison or the Executive Director’s executive assistant.

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Social Media for Executive Directors

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: July 26, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. As a decision-maker, you are responsible for figuring out which social media your organization should use. How do you work through all the possibilities, hype, and data to decide which channels actually make sense for your organization? In this session, we’ll take the mystery out of the process and walk you through the creation of your own social media strategy, step by step.

Tales from the Trenches: How to Balance the Roles of Your Board of Directors

NonProfit Hub

In my other life, I serve as the Executive Director of a volunteer-run nonprofit that is focused on youth leadership development. Soon though, my term as Executive Director will be coming to an end and our board of directors selected my successor, who will be vacating her seat on the board of directors. With the open seat, the board of directors charged a group to come up with ideas for potential replacements. Board of Directors Featured Human Resources

Digital Directors Guild

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's called " Digital Directors Guild." " The Digital Directors. I just discovered a useful resource that has all sorts of instructional resources related to digital storytelling and will help with my further dabbling in vlogging. Guild ( [link] ) is where educators can explore. digital moviemaking, its place in the curriculum, and its impact on student. learning.

Seven Ways a Board Member Can Support Their Executive Director and Organization

BoardAssist

What do nonprofit Executive Directors really want from their board members? Seven Ways a Board Member Can Support Their Executive Director and Organization. Talk to the Executive Director. BoardAssist is proud to have Dr Simon on our board of directors. .

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was asked to facilitate a session on the question, "Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?". You may be wondering if that means that your executive director and CEO needs to write a blog or have their own Twitter account to share their wisdom.

Two New Books For Leaders And HR Directors

Eric Jacobsen Blog

During this past summer, Wiley released two new books for leaders and individuals leading HR departments at businesses and organizations. The books are, Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment , and Misplaced Talent: A Guide to Better people Decisions. Both are insightful reads.

Executive Director Neal Myrick is leaving Groundwire

GroundWire

Our Executive Director, Neal Myrick, will step down from the executive director’s position on June 1st. Neal has served as executive director of Groundwire since 2010 and as CEO of Groundwire Consulting for the past seven months. We do encourage you to recommend candidates for our executive director position. We are announcing an important leadership transition at Groundwire.

An Update from the NTEN Board of Directors

NTEN

We have a great team in place--both Board and staff--and are acting together quickly on three fronts: Communications : We are committed to keeping you informed as we move through the process of selecting a firm to help us recruit and select the next executive director. board Board of Directors Community transition update

RECORDING: Social Media for Executive Directors

Idealware

Event Price: 20.00. Type: Recorded on Demand. As a decision-maker, you are responsible for figuring out which social media your organization should use. In this recording, we’ll take the mystery out of the process and help you create your own social media strategy. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Andrea Berry. Social Media

Welcoming Joleen Ong as NTEN's new Marketing and Publications Director

NTEN

Joleen Ong joins us as the Marketing and Publications Director (or, rather, "joined" two weeks ago already!). I''m excited to announce that the newest member of the NTEN team!

Seven Secrets to a Successful Search for your Nonprofit’s Next Executive Director

BoardAssist

Is your nonprofit about to embark on a search for a new Executive Director? Seven Secrets to a Successful Search for your Nonprofit’s Next Executive Director. Executive Director searches start every day. Some of it is generational—long-tenured Executive Directors are retiring in droves. Only embark upon a search for Executive Director (increasingly known as CEO or President) when you can approach it with momentum.

Research Friday: Executive Directors’ Top Seven Roles for their Boards of Directors

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. William A. Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor. Texas A&M University. Welcome to Research Friday !

Rock the Vote Executive Director on Mobile

Mobile Commons

An excerpt and video are below: Rock the Vote’s Executive Director Heather Smith shared one of the organization’s most effective strategies on a panel earlier this year: fueling the youth movement on the “4th screen” to mobilize youth voters like never before.

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Augustine on his blog that goes along with his tagline, "Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director." I am currently the IT director for a medium-size non-profit with a budget hovering at $10 million dollars revenue a year.

Buzz Director: help me write a job description

Rebooting Charity

I thought it was about time to re-visit the role of the “buzz director&# - flesh out the role I first floated last October. Last month I noticed that Shane Atchison included elements of the buzz director role in this post describing what a “Social Network Analyst&# might do.