Is It Time to Hire an Executive Director?

NonProfit Hub

One of the most difficult decisions to make as a new or existing nonprofit is whether to hire an executive director. If you and your staff find yourselves doing too many things at once without any clear direction, it might be time to hire an executive director.

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 Board Members Can Support their Executive Director: An Executive Director’s Wish List

BoardAssist

” For an answer to this great question, we turned to nonprofit consultant Rhea Wong in this week’s guest post – a former Executive Director who had lots of great advice for our readers. How Board Members Can Support their Executive Director: An Executive Director’s Wish List. As an Executive Director for over a decade, I recruited board members with a prospectus that laid out the responsibilities and expectations of board leadership.

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

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.

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

Three Things I Wish I Knew as a New Executive Director

Wild Apricot Blog

Sean Kosofsky, MPA, shares what he learnt throughout his time as an executive director and what he wishes he had known sooner. executive-director

How to Own Your Executive Director Role

NonProfit Hub

If you’re the executive director your role becomes harder still: you need to be a good manager while maintaining an appropriate and consistent face for your organization. As a current and former executive director, these tips will help you stay poised in your role whether you’re just starting or you’re a seasoned vet. Remember: you were chosen to be the director of your organization for a reason.

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How to Hire a Fantastic Development Director

BoardAssist

Having the right Development Director leading your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts is critical. For pointers on how to hire that perfect Development Director, guest blogger Amy Eisenstein weighed in this week with her very helpful thoughts on how to meet this challenge and more.

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.

Welcome Karen Graham, Idealware's New Executive Director!

Idealware

Our Board of Directors has hired Idealware’s new Executive Director. As you may know, late last year I decided it was time to hand the reins of Idealware to a new Executive Director for the first time since I founded the organization nearly a decade ago.

Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You

NonProfit Hub

So I share with you first-hand experiences of the dynamic relationship between the board of directors and the executive director. This applies to the executive director as well as the board. And as the executive director (hopefully you’re sticking around) you’re the continuity in board transitions. I have executive director friends that say this is the most important part of board development. Board of Directors Featured

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.

[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.

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

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

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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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, […].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Even if your development team and your board work well together, there is probably more that the executive director, development director, and board chair can do to ensure that the organization is taking advantage of everyone’s strengths.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Send your executive director and host committee a template email invitation that they can personalize and send to their networks. The executive director will need a detailed briefing on attendees and the event format.

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. .

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.

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.

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

AFP Blog

The Role of the Executive Director in a Development Database, Part 2. NPCeorole NPDatabase NPExectutiveDirector NPComputerSoftware

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Consider hosting a quarterly conference call with your executive director to update your donors about your nonprofit’s work. Call the donor to say thanks or better yet, have your executive director or director of programming reach out.

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.

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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8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Are you hoping to report on progress at your next board of directors meeting? When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

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

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 !

Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you are channeling the voice of your executive director, a staffer, or a community advocate; it is important to write like they speak, but a little more clearly. If you’re struggling to capture the voice of your executive director, get a recording of them talking about why they’re drawn to their work. Crafting smart and effective emails can be challenging. Every list is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing effective emails.

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Five Tech Tips for Every Executive Director

NTEN

Flickr photo: lovebugstudios As an Executive Director, I especially love talking to other leaders about technology. No matter what prompts the conversation though, it almost always circles back to the same place: productivity.