(2012, June)  Useful to: Parent Center Management Staff

The Leading a Nonprofit Organization guidebook will be helpful to new or current executive director or anyone leading or managing a team/committee within a nonprofit. Because nonprofits vary in how they are structured, the toolkit is divided into two main sections: “Operational Responsibilities of the Executive Director” and “Leading Teams.”

For New Executive Directors | The toolkit goes through the many duties of an executive directors, discussing what those duties involve and including helpful checklists on such duties as:

  • establishing and enforcing the vision of the organization;
  • recruiting and supervising office staff;
  • maintaining a productive relationship with the board of directors;
  • creating a fundraising plan that will ensure sustainability; and
  • managing organizational finances.

Leading Teams | This section of the toolkit will be helpful to anyone leading or managing a team/committee within a nonprofit. Discussions include topics such as: leadership/management style, team management and performance tools, and exercises and activities to align staff, build trust, and hold team status check-ins.

Find this toolkit at:
http://strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/guidebooks/Leading_a_Nonprofit_Organization.pdf