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Early Insights from the Nonprofit Management Institute

Last week, I participated in the Nonprofit Management Institute hosted by CompassPoint.  It was a great opportunity to get an overview of some key areas related to my new role as Managing Director and get the chance to learn from other peers working in the sector.  I am still processing all the information but wanted to share a few insights with the community:
 

Difference Between Leadership and Management
 

The entire workshop began with an overview of what leadership is and how it helps to frame our role in the organization. We started by reviewing how CompassPoint defines leadership – “a process of engaging others to move forward an organizational or community agenda, rather than a position of authority.”  That definition is really aligned with how we at LLC define leadership, with an emphasis on the group process rather than the individual.  

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A New Culture for the Non Profit Sector: The Culture of Impact Brokers

Janice Epstein

In an online article titled “ Are Nonprofits Terrible Tech Clients?,” Holly Ross responds to the complaint that non profits are hard for technology providers (read: for-profits) to work with because they demand more and want it for less:
"Most funders won't pay admin costs. Donors expect increasingly large percentages of every dollar to go straight to program. We're not supposed to spend money on rent, phones, or, god forbid, computers. We're not supposed to hire the staff that keep our nonprofits humming -- the bookkeepers and admin folks. And we're not supposed to pay very much to anyone. That's the culture we live in. I don't like it. I wish our culture believed that nonprofits should be well-staffed and have adequate infrastructures. But that's not where we're at right now." read more »

Supporting the Next Generation of Intercultural Leaders: A Dialogue with Young Leaders PDF file [download] [more info]

On August 18th, 2001, a diverse group of young leaders from northern to southern California me t for an afternoon to share their experiences as leaders working to build intercultural partnerships. Picking up where a dialogue between veteran intercultural leaders left off, the participants explored the relationships between identity, culture, organization, and leadership.

Authors: Taj James

Subjects: next generation, generational transfer, caas, culture

11/27/2001 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Multiple Styles of Leadership: Increasing the Participation of People of Color in the Leadership of the Nonprofit Sector PDF file [download] [more info]

The Leadership Learning Community has partnered with the Annie E. Casey Foundation on a research project to draw on the combined experience of more than 100 leadership programs with regard to strategies for increasing the access to and sustainability of leadership positions for people of color in the sector. The first phase of the project focused on the "pipeline," was titled "Lessons from the Field of Leadership Development: How to Increase Leadership Opportunities for People of Color" and was led by Deborah Meehan. The second phase of the project was titled "Multiple Styles of Leadership: Increasing the Participation of People of Color in the Leadership of the Nonprofit Sector" and was led by Elissa Perry. Download the notes from one of the focus groups and reports from both phases of the work below.

Authors: Kate Oppenheimer, Jamie Schenker, Elissa Perry, Deborah Meehan

Subjects: bay area, race, pipeline, next generation, leadership styles, generational transfer, emerging leaders, culture

05/15/2007 - 13:52 - 0 comments - 5 attachments - Posted by Elissa Perry

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