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The Nonprofit Leadership Team: Building the Board-Executive Director Partnershipby Fisher Howe
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A Handbook for Building Your Leadership Team
"This splendid book is a must-read bible for leaders of any nonprofit enterprise that hopes to thrive in the twenty-first century. Fisher Howe, legendary counselor to nonprofits across America, here illuminates the nature of successful leadership in the complex world of nonprofit management. His knowledge of nonprofit organizations is boundless, and he writes with memorable wisdom, insight, and clarity. A natural storyteller and a masterful organizer of topics, Howe shares a trove of examples, anecdotes, and experiences to reveal the challenges and opportunities of each important aspect of nonprofit management."
Kevin Klose, president and CEO, National Public Radio
"Fishers book should be on the desk of all those on, or desirous to be on, the management team of a nonprofit organization. Constant consultation will remind them of the pitfalls, so often forgotten in the active pursuit of one objective, that could adversely affect the enterprise as a whole. The book also contains an understandable description of ICT and its necessary applications as tools of information and communication in management."
Francis H. Burr, former member, Harvard University Corporation and former president, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Fisher Howe knows the challenges that leadership teams facefrom fundraising to finance, from marketing to information technology. Anyone accepting a board membership or an appointment as a nonprofit chief executive should make The Nonprofit Leadership Team his or her first reading assignment. Its great preparation for the challenges ahead."
Walter Harrison, president, University of Hartford
"Fisher Howes book is essential reading for nonprofit executives, board chairs, and board members. It is a clear and useful guide regarding the respective roles of the board and the executive, best practices in nonprofit governance, and innovations in the field of nonprofit capacity-building."
Alice Korngold, president and CEO, Business Volunteers Unlimited
Book News Annotation:
Howe, a consultant for nonprofit organizations, demonstrates how the board, its chair, and the executive director can work together to lead an effective nonprofit organization, in this guide for nonprofit executive directors and CEOs, senior staff, board members, and nonprofit consultants. Appendices offer sample contracts and standards.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
It is no secret that nonprofit organizations must have effective leadership if they are to succeed. And a vital part of effective leadership is a strong working partnership between the board, its chair, and the executive director.
The Nonprofit Leadership Team is written for nonprofit executive directors and CEOs, senior staff, board members and nonprofit consultants. It focuses on the key leadership teamthe board and its chair and the executive directorand shows how they can work in partnership to lead an effective, healthy organization.
In this must-have book, Fisher Howe, an expert on the topic of nonprofit leadership, covers every aspect of leading an organization as a team. He clearly shows what the board expects of the executive and what the executive expects of the board and the individual members, examines the working relationship among them, and demonstrates how the leadership team deals with specific responsibilities and challenges.
This much-needed resource is filled with practical, down-to-earth advice for busy board members and nonprofit professionals, including, as a special feature, the common pitfalls experienced by nonprofit organizations. In sum, it shows how the board and the executive director can join forces to create a vision for their organization and attract, motivate, and guide followers to achieve that vision.
The Nonprofit Leadership Team is written for nonprofit executive directors and CEOs, senior staff, board members and nonprofit consultants. It focuses on the key leadership team— the board and its chair and the executive director— and shows how the consitituents can work in partnership to lead an effective, healthy organization.
In this important book, Fisher Howe, an expert on the topic of nonprofit leadership, covers every aspect of leading an organization as a team. He clearly shows what the board expects of the executive and what the executive expects of the board and the individual members, examines the working relationship among them, and demonstrates how the leadership team deals with specific responsibilities and challenges.
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About the Author
Fisher Howe is a consultant for nonprofit organizations with the Washington, D.C., firm of Lavender/Howe & Associates. Among other positions in nonprofit organizations, he has held the position of assistant dean and executive director of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Board Members Guide to Fund Raising, Welcome to the Board: Your Guide to Effective Participation, and The Board Members Guide to Strategic Planning, all from Jossey-Bass.
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