Leading a nonprofit is a challenge, and whether you are hoping to become an executive or you are already in the top job, there is always more to learn about handling finances, working with the board, and other responsibilities.
How do you handle the role of manager, fund raiser, and community leader? For those who have been in the job for a while, what are the key things you wish someone had told you before you took over, and what skills or knowledge would have helped you do better in your first year?
Below is the transcript of a live online discussion about how to prepare for a leadership job and what to do once you have been appointed.
Margaret Donohoe, co-author of The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader. A former executive director, she now works as a consultant to nonprofits on leadership and executive transitions.
Susan Egmont, principal of Egmont Associates, in Boston, where she specializes in nonprofit executive searches. She is co-author of Managing Leadership Transition in Nonprofits: Passing the Torch to Sustain Organizational Excellence.