By Julie Rosen, Leader, Not-for-Profit Practice
What makes a not-for-profit organization great? Its mission, of course, as well as dedicated staff, volunteers, board members and various stakeholders. What may be most important, however, is exceptional leadership. It is leadership that can be the difference between an organization thriving or merely surviving.
What defines an exceptional nonprofit CEO or executive director? Several key attributes come to mind: creative, credible and communicative. He/she must have the ability to inspire the ranks, raise funds and ensure long-term sustainability. An exceptional nonprofit leader understands public policy, public
relations, corporate partnerships, operational excellence and, most of all, strategic planning.
Because recruiting such exceptional individuals is an imperative for today’s not-for-profits, we have published this guidebook, Recruiting Exceptional Nonprofit Leaders.
The pages in this guidebook share essential insights that a nonprofit organization must know as it recruits its next CEO or other top executive. These contributions are authored by members of Witt/Kieffer’s consulting team who live and breathe these topics in their daily work.
Enjoy this resource as you, too, look for the exceptional in your next leader.