Welcome to the third edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. This week’s theme is “Advice for New Executive Directors.” Whether you are “new” or not, you’ll find this week’s posts helpful if you are in any managerial position. On to the show . . .
Heather Carpenter at Aspiration tells you “How to improve your nonprofit operations in under two months” by focusing on accounting procedures, human resources, and more. Executive directors are responsible for much more than implementing a mission statement.
Leila Johnson at Data-Scribe Blog shares “How New Executive Directors and Board Members Can Play Well Together.” It really is possible, especially if you heed Leila’s advice.
Ken Goldstein at Nonprofit Consultant Blog answers a perennial question from new executive directors: What are foundations looking for? He shares answers from four foundations in “Meet the Grantmakers.”
Andrew Taylor at The Artful Manager challenges you to answer this question: “What would success look like if you achieved it?” in “Defining Success.” Executive directors work really hard, so you should know what you are working toward.
And the Bonus Host Post . . .
This week on the Nonprofit Communications Blog, I share three common newsletter problems that originate with executive directors in “Executive Directors – What Your Staff Want to Tell You.”
Next week the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants is hitting the road! We’ll venture over to Donor Power Blog, where the topic will be fundraising. If you want to submit a post, you can reach Jeff at the same email address we always use: npc.carnival AT yahoo.com.