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Publisher Comments:

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

"Fisher's 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 face–from 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. It’s great preparation for the challenges ahead."
Walter Harrison, president, University of Hartford

"Fisher Howe's 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)

Synopsis:

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 team–the board and its chair and the executive director–and 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Read a Charity Channel review:

http://charitychannel.com/publish/templates/?a=374&z=25

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 Member's Guide to Fund Raising, Welcome to the Board: Your Guide to Effective Participation, and The Board Member’s Guide to Strategic Planning, all from Jossey-Bass.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
William H. Luers

Preface xiii

The Author xix

Part One: The Qualities of Shared Leadership 1

1. What a Board Expects of the Executive 3

2. What an Executive Expects of the Board 9

3. What Board Members and the Executive Expect of the Chair 13

4. The Importance and Challenges of Personal Relationships 17

Part Two: The Responsibilities of Shared Leadership 23

5. Hiring and Evaluating the Executives 29

6. The Mission, Vision, and Strategic Planning 37

7. Program Direction, Oversight, and Support 43

8. Financial Management and Governance 51

9. Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations 61

10. Fund Raising 65

11. Enhancing Board Effectiveness 81

12. Administrative Activities 97

Part Three: The Special Challenges of Shared Leadership 101

13. Program Evaluation 103

14. Information and Communication Technoligies 113

15. Exploring Different Governance and Management Concepts 127

16. Using Consultants 139

17. Special Challenges Facing the Leadership Team 147

18. Accountability 153

Conclusion 159

Resources 161

A. CompassPoint Board-Staff "Contract" for Financial Accountability 163

B. Committee on Trustees or Governance Committee: Sample Terms of Reference 169

C. Board Self-Assessment for Nonprofit Organizations: Some Guiding Principles 171

D. ePhilanthropy Code of Ethical Online Philanthropic Practices 173

E. BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charitable Accountability 177

References 185

Index 189

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787959500
Author:
Howe, Fisher
Author:
Tessier, Oliver
Author:
Luers, William H.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
San Francesco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Subject:
Nonprofit organizations
Subject:
Boards of directors
Subject:
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.
Subject:
Business-Nonprofit
Subject:
Non-Profit Organizations / Management Leadership
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
Series Volume:
161
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.48x6.16x.80 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 team–the board and its chair and the executive director–and 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

Read a Charity Channel review:

http://charitychannel.com/publish/templates/?a=374&z=25

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