For CDOs considering an eventual move into the CEO role, what skills and experiences should they look to acquire? An interview with three current nonprofit and college presidents.
Regardless of scale of need, every organization will benefit from a thoughtful, inclusive consideration of the board’s collective leadership responsibility.
Integrating women across your fundraising processes is not an all or nothing act; you can start from where you are today by taking small steps. Declaring a clear vision can be a powerful tool and first step.
Multiple attempts have been made over the years to “manage change,” often with little effect. What if instead nonprofit professionals sought to lead through change?
There are ways to prepare for the role of CDO, including serving on the board of a nonprofit organization in your community, finding mentors with the skills you need, or asking your own CDO to help you gain experience in areas that fall outside your current areas of responsibility. Excerpted from The Chief Development Officer: Beyond Fundraising, published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2013
Seasoned nonprofit leaders offer their thoughts on how to get ahead professionally.
Susan entered a new leadership position. While successful in her previous roles, she struggled in this one. She didn’t consider that new leadership practices are required for new situations.