Building Healthy and Effective Nonprofit Leadership Teams
By Leslie Bonner, Senior Consultant, Dewey & Kaye
Dewey and Kaye recently surveyed and interviewed 104 nonprofit Executive Directors and senior leaders who lead or are part of a leadership team. The primary goal of this research was to study the effectiveness, capacity and challenges of senior leadership teams in order to help build teams that foster growth and sustainable outcomes in their organizations.
Leadership of a nonprofit organization is a shared activity. To be successful and sustainable the organization needs more than one strong leader at the top; it needs a healthy, capable, aligned and strategic senior leadership team. 88 percent of survey participants agreed or strongly agreed with the statement: "successful organizations are led not just by an Executive Director or CEO but include a high performing and cohesive team of senior leaders." These teams at the top of nonprofits typically include heads of Programs or Services and functional leaders such as the heads of Finance, Development or Operations and range in size from 3-15 people.
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Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Announced Plans to Merge with Pittsburgh Foundation
Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, Pittsburgh Foundation to merge
by Pittsburgh Business Times, by Patty Tascarella, April 28, 2010
The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Wednesday announced plans to merge with the Pittsburgh Foundation, pending authorization by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Proposals were submitted for review to the Office of the Attorney General and final authorization for the venture is anticipated within three months.
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Growing Your Practice in Tough Times – Creative and Proven Methods for Building Business
May 19th Webinar Sponsored by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management featuring Todd Owens of Dewey & Kaye
This workshop is designed for consultants, MSO staff and other professionals who want to learn how to generate more visibility and awareness, which will lead to new opportunities for growth. Utilizing a case study and best practice approach, participants will better understand how tried and true, as well as new media approaches were applied to generate awareness, and ultimately more business. With concrete examples from their own work, as well as texts such as Never Eat Alone, and Here Comes Everybody, participants will be exposed to business development tools that Laura and Todd have utilized to grow their own practices, despite the current tough economic times. Participants will be exposed to fresh approaches to networking, publishing, emailing, research, marketing and public relations, based on real world experiences. Additionally, proven approaches to leveraging the internet and new media will be discussed and demonstrated. These include using Google Alerts, blogs, newsletters, LinkedIn, Facebook and Boolean logic search strategies to uncover opportunities. As our economy continues to operate on more of a global platform, successful practitioners must utilize new and proven strategies if they are going to be successful, particularly in difficult economic times.
May 19, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST
Presenter: Todd Owens, Principal of Dewey & Kaye
Co-Presenter: Laura Gassner Otting of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
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