As an executive director/CEO, you wear many hats—managing staff and volunteers, developing and overseeing programs, raising money to fund the organization, staffing the nonprofit, complying with regulations, and properly reporting to funders and the public.
Not only that, but you also have volunteer board members to report to.
This book is designed to help you manage the human resources outside of your staff—the board and volunteers. It’s designed to make your life easier as well as ensure that the service of board members and other volunteers is rewarding for them and your organization.
You will learn how to work with your board and volunteers to ensure that your organization fulfills its mission and works toward creating a better future for the community you serve.
You’ll learn how to:
- Build a board that understands its role in governing—not managing—your nonprofit organization
- Involve your board in the strategic-planning process to create a simple plan that works
- Work with board members to help them run effective meetings
- Build an effective pool of volunteers that will move your organization forward by providing support in program, administration, and fundraising areas
- Implement an executive director/CEO performance-review process
- Learn what kinds of reports your board wants and needs and how to prepare reports that are meaningful and understandable
Table of Contents
Chapter One – Board Development
Chapter Two – Simplified Strategic Planning
Chapter Three – Effective Meetings
Chapter Four – Executive Director Performance Reviews
Chapter Five – Executive Director Report to the Board
Chapter Six – Volunteer Development
Appendix A – Boards of Directors Sample Job Descriptions
Appendix B – Board and Staff Roles and Responsibilities Quiz
Appendix C – Sample Job Descriptions for Board-Level Committees and Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs
Appendix D – Core Elements Assessment
Appendix E – Strategic Planning Forms
Appendix F – Meeting Checklist for Facilitators or Committee Chairpersons
Appendix G – Sample Board Meeting Minutes
Appendix H – Sample Executive Director Core Competencies
Appendix I – Sample Executive Director Job Description
Appendix J – Sample Executive Director Performance Review
About the Nonprofit Management Simplified™ Series
The Nonprofit Management Simplified series was developed by CharityChannel Press for the busy nonprofit executive director/CEO who is faced with many challenges—staffing the nonprofit, managing programs effectively, financing the organization through a variety of funding sources, and developing an effective board of directors—not to mention the everyday hurdles of running the organization. The books in this series tackle each of these topics, and then some! But they are not academic tomes; they are designed for you to read cover to cover or to quickly scan through to find an area you need to address right now. And they’re loaded with forms and charts that you can adapt for your nonprofit. We hope that you enjoy the books in this series and that you’ll become a stronger executive director/CEO because of them.