• January 27, 2015

What It Takes to Be an Executive Director

Tuesday, November 6, at noon U.S. Eastern Time

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Many nonprofit workers could succeed as leaders of their organizations, but they often need to improve their people skills or learn how to raise money.

How can you judge if you are ready to become chief executive? How should employers screen candidates for the top job?

Read the transcript below of a live online discussion with experts who shared their insights and answered questions about the skills and professional qualifications every nonprofit leader needs. 

The Guest

Caroline McAndrews is director of research and documentation at the Building Movement Project, a group that works to strengthen social-change organizations. She will preview a forthcoming study on nonprofit leaders that includes interviews with 17 new executive directors.

Trish Tchume is the national director of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, which has more than 30,000 members. Through its 30 chapters around the country, the group offers training and resources to foster young nonprofit leaders.

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