How to be a kickass nonprofit executive director
March 31, 2014 9:28 PM Subscribe
JobbyJobFilter: Of the highly effective, strategic and thoughtful nonprofit Executive Directors you know, what in particular did they do that made you think they were so good?
posted by deliciae to Work & Money (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past ten years, I've been a communications director for an issue advocacy group (7 years) and a business manager for an arts organization. I really want to take the reins somewhere myself soon (it will not be where I am currently working) and be incredible at it.
I already have a good sense of the range of responsibilities that fall to an ED and the core competencies I will be expected to bring to the table. Right now I'm looking to the green more for subjective thoughts about solid, effective EDs that you've worked for or with, or know, or are - even better if you can speak from the perspective of a board member. In carrying out all the things an ED takes care of, what were their best practices? In your opinion, what did they do that made them so good?