Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out
A national study shows that although a skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders would like to be nonprofit executive directors, this survey finds that there are significant barriers: work-life balance, insufficient life-long earning potential, lack of mentorship and overwhelming fundraising responsibilities which may prevent many younger nonprofit staff from becoming executives.
National Council of Nonprofits: Leadership Section
Effective leadership is the key to nonprofit sustainability. See resources, news links, and publications for leaders on leadership. Among the largest nonprofit networks, working through its member State Associations to amplify the voices of America’s local community-based nonprofit organizations, help them engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, and achieve greater impact in their communities.
A very extensive and integrated library for nonprofit leaders. Search by topic and link to in-depth information on many topics of interest and concern to nonprofit leaders.
Overview of Leadership in Organizations
Today organizations are faced with changes like never before. This Library provides information and resources about the concepts and practices of leadership.
Nonprofit Management Educational Resources
This Resource Center of UW Extension provides many web-based resources to assist with a variety of nonprofit management and leadership issues. See the Library, Q & A with faculty, and nonprofit web sites.
Risk Management Geared Toward Nonprofit
A source for tools, advice and training to control risks...so you can focus on your nonprofit's mission.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Nonprofit Risk Management Center provides free technical assistance by telephone or e-mail to nonprofit staff and volunteers. Focussed on offering easy-to-use online tools to create sound policies, risk management and financial management plans. See Library for articles, an insurance glossary and fact sheets.
Resources for Leaders and Executives
The Leader to Leader Institute seeks "to strengthen the leadership of the social sector" by providing educational opportunities and resources to leaders. See their Knowledge Center, tools, and dialogues.
Olszak Digital Libraryhttp://db.olszak.com/
The Olszak Digital Library is a collection is of a wide variety of research papers, articles, books, websites, forums, programs and materials related to social enterprise. This directory was developed by Olszak Management Consulting, Inc. in partnership with the Social Enterprise Alliance, an organization committed to building sustainable nonprofits through earned income. Olszak Management Consulting, Inc., developed this directory as a resource for anyone interested in the field of social entrepreneurship, including businesses, nonprofit organizations, consultants, researchers, academicians, students, funders and investors.
ASAE (American Society of Association Executives)
ASAE, known as the association of associations, is considered an advocate for executives in the nonprofit sector. The society is dedicated to advancing the value of voluntary associations to society and supporting the professionalism of the individuals who lead them.
SCORE for Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties: Start-up & in-business local entrepreneurs can utilize professional expertise and guidance from volunteers at the Service Core of Retired Executives. Counselor expertise ranges from accounting and marketing to management and business plan preparation.
National Council of Nonprofits
There is no single standard of “best practices” that applies to all nonprofit organizations. Here is a list of state associations that offer a Principles and Practices guide.
Principles and Practices of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
In 1994, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) became the first state association of nonprofits to develop a set of accountability principles and management practices.
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
This topic contains resources and good practices to assist nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions and developing professionally. Good practices are provided for advocacy, evaluation, fundraising, governance, human resources, information management, legal policies, marketing, and organizational development.
Standards for Excellence
The Standards for Excellence® Code is based on core values of honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, compassion, and responsibility. In sum, the Standards serve as a model for how the most well managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organizations should operate. The Standards for Excellence Code covers eight principle areas that incorporate 55 performance standards.
Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice
Learn more about and apply the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice. Note to companion Workbook.
CharityNet USA's 20 Best Practices
Nonprofit Board of Directors: 20 Best Practices slide presentation.
Best Practice Library: University of San Diego Institute for Nonprofit Education & Research
University of San Diego's best practices materials: reports, manuals, and information.