April 23, 2009
A CEO Survival Guide for Tough Times
As nonprofit leaders of all organizations face big financial storms, it is important to remember that our first responsibility in navigating roiled waters is to our charitable missions, not to the comfort of the staff or board or to the continuity of operations.
Most nonprofit groups will respond to difficult economic times in more or less the following way: Board members will ask the chief executive what is happening, but they won't push. The CEO will reassure them that, with some