Philanthropy Is a Leadership Issue

Connection Cafe

One of the things I love most about fundraising is that it is completely dependent on leadership. In the recent Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report , leaders admitted that most of this isn’t happening at their nonprofits. Philanthropy is a leadership issue.

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Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

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Note from Beth: Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

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Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. How do our unique brands of leadership, our values and our perceptions of injustice contribute to our visions for a better future?

Leadership Begins at Home

Connection Cafe

As Baby Boomers age and retire, nonprofit leadership is in transition. Human Resources executive directors leadership succession planningPrepare your organization with this roadmap.

5 Ways Nonprofit Leadership Should Engage With Employees

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Strategic Leadership Resources. It is important that your nonprofit’s leadership core is involved not only when their management skills are needed, but for when their people skills are needed, too.

Arrogance in Nonprofit Leadership: It Just Doesn’t Belong Here

Connection Cafe

I occasionally am exposed to a disease that shows up in nonprofit leadership: arrogance. . Yes, we need to invite confidence in the organization through our own portrayal of competency and leadership.

What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations? There’s an excellent summary by the study’s authors in this post, “ Preparing Millennials for Leadership Success ,” the tips include: 1.

The Most Troubling Aspect of Nonprofit Leadership

NonProfit Hub

He is the CEO of The Concord Leadership Group and founder of FundraisingCoach.com. Nonprofit leadership can be one of the most rewarding callings in the world. But nonprofit leadership can be one of the most challenging callings too.

Why Leadership is the Real Elicitor of Major Gifts

NonProfit Hub

Williams has accrued more than 35 years of professional nonprofit leadership experience working as an organizational consultant. The post Why Leadership is the Real Elicitor of Major Gifts appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. People give to people.

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Business And Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.” -- Peter Drucker “Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” -- Dwight D. Eisenhower “Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself.

Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.” -- Peter Drucker “Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” -- Dwight D. Eisenhower “Good leadership isn''t about advancing yourself.

How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work

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Leadership Tools and Tactics Training DesignRegister now! One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities.

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

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She has packed all that into her new book, “ Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership.” The book covers some standard leadership and managerial topics, but in an unique entertaining way that only Joan Garry can deliver.

I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On April 6-8th, I’m co-facilitating a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and Justin Ferrell. In this highly interactive three-day workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into transformative leadership for social change.

Realignment #6: Relationship-Driven Leadership

SocialFish

Instead it is highly dependent on a new type of leadership—not only of the CEO level but of stakeholders throughout the organization. All paths are enabled by people, catalyzed and guided by those in leadership positions. “ The Next Phase of Association Leadership.

Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

The subject was capital campaign leadership and the panel of speakers was comprised of three of the most influential and successful volunteer fundraisers in our community. Nonprofit Management AFP capital campaign leadership nonprofit board of directors

Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

In the 2016 Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report, Marc Pitman found that 77 percent, or 3 out of 4 nonprofits, said they did not have formal succession planning in place. The post Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Many nonprofit CEOs use their social media profiles to extend the reach of their thought leadership and connect with professional colleagues, media, and policy makers. This post covers the benefits and provides some ways to effectively cultivate thought leadership through social channels.

How to Hold the Keys to Strong Nonprofit Leadership (And Use Them!)

NonProfit Hub

Strong leadership will have the personality and characteristics to invoke and ensure a lifelong pursuit of doing more good. Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics a strong leadership team will possess. This is perhaps the most obvious thing to look for in leadership.

Take the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey

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The Building Movement Project is conducting a national survey on Nonprofits, Leadership and Race. The 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey will provide valuable information about the current components impacting leadership in the nonprofit sector. Data Leadership

Succession Planning for the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

In the 2016 Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report, Marc Pitman found that 77 percent, or 3 out of 4 nonprofits, said they did not have formal succession planning in place. The post Succession Planning for the Next Generation of Leadership appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Leadership Quotes From, The 5 Levels Of Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Maxwell's book, The 5 Levels of Leadership -- a book I believe should become a must-read for any workplace/organizational leader: Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. Leadership is action, not position. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management John C.

Perfect Your Authentic Online Leadership Profile on Social

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Being someone you are not is not only exhausting, but it will not be an effective if it isn’t perceived as true. Extraordinary leaders know who they are and they simply need to apply it to their online social leadership profile. Emerging leaders may need to explore a bit more.

Leadership Quotes That Inspire

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.” -- Peter Drucker “Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” -- Dwight D. Eisenhower “Good leadership isn''t about advancing yourself.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

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Earlier this month, I facilitated a workshop for leaders of community foundations in New Jersey for the Knight Digital Media Center on the topic of practical network leadership skills. Leadership

[PODCAST] The Cost of Poor Nonprofit Leadership | Ft. Marc Pitman

NonProfit Hub

During that time he’s come to find that it’s not all roses with nonprofit leadership in our sector. Building upon his research, he developed the Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report 2016. One of the most important assets in nonprofit leadership is a well-trained board.

Six Maxims For Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Maxims I so appreciate this advice from William Arthur Ward , one of America''s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims: Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice.

Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness

VolunteerMark

Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community. To put this into perspective, in 2011 American’s volunteered almost 8 billion hours of their time, which accounted for over $170 billion worth of labor.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

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Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

Some Of My Favorite Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.” -- Peter Drucker “Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” -- Dwight D. Eisenhower “Good leadership isn''t about advancing yourself.

Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobsen Blog

After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best is the book, The Font-Line Leader: Building a High-PerformanceOrganization from the Groumd Up , by Chris Van Gorder.

3 Winning Leadership Techniques for Nonprofits

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The post 3 Winning Leadership Techniques for Nonprofits appeared first on See3 Advice for Do-Gooders. strategy leadership leadership techniques management nonprofit nonprofit leadership Being a leader requires the courage to do things differently, and the ability to prioritize intangibles like company culture, sense of purpose, and innovation.

The Top 20 Leadership Books For A New Manager

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A couple years ago, I posted the question “ What’s The First Leadership Book You Would Give To A New Manager ?” within the discussion forum for the LinkedIn group Linked 2 Leadership. Blanchard The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C.

Do You Practice SPARK Leadership?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You practice SPARK leadership if you: S hare Information P lay to Strengths A sk for Input and Appreciate Different Ideas R ecognize and Respond to Individual Needs K eep Your Commitments A great reminder from the President and CEO of American Management Association, Edward T.

Leadership Quotes From The 5 Levels Of Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Maxwell's book, The 5 Levels of Leadership -- a book I believe should become a must-read for any workplace/organizational leader: Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. Leadership is action, not position. Here are some of my favorites quotes from John C.

Best New Leadership Book Of 2015

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I selected Advisory Leadership as the best new leadership book for this year because it: Teaches leaders how to create a people-first culture (a must-have to achieve success in today's business world).

Social Media is Changing Leadership [DATA]

SocialFish

We surveyed 505 individuals about social media and leadership, as part of ongoing research related to the concepts in our book Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.

DonorSearch sponsors Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report

Donor Search

Check out The Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report by The Concord Leadership Group. It was put together by the phenomenal Marc Pitman of The Fundraising Coach blog and sponsored by DonorSearch.

Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. A couple years ago, members of five groups on the professional social media web site LinkedIn voluntarily recommended their favorite books about leadership. Top Books About Leadership.

Leadership Books To Read During Spring Break

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some leadership books I highly recommend: Best Leadership Books Leadership Leadership Books Spring BreakStarting to choose which business books you'll bring along with you on Spring break this year?