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Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership
Because Nonprofits are Messy

Fifteen years in corporate America did not prepare Joan Garry for the messiness that is a nonprofit.  Her on the job training as executive director for GLAAD was trial by fire, and she wants to share her hard-earned experience with nonprofit leaders. Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership is the book she wishes she had then.  Full of her insights and humor, it offers solid, practical advice for ED’s and board chairs, the dynamic duo that she believes is the core of a successful nonprofit. 

In a breezy, confidential style she covers basic leadership and management topics liberally illustrated with real life examples from her experience as ED, board member, major donor and consultant. 

She will teach you how to:

  • deliver a persuasive elevator speech (it’s not your mission statement)
  • build a powerful ED/board chair leadership team
  • create a strategic initiative, even if you don’t have the money to do it
  • manage staff and volunteers in “3 D” and with heart
  • build a culture of fundraising in your organizations with a board that owns its fundraising role
  • prepare a crisis management plan for that unseen event
  • keep the organization on track when it’s time for a leadership transition

Building a strong nonprofit organization takes “a strong board, the right staff, engaged volunteers, donors who are informed and appreciative, and a program strategy that is smart, impactful and measurable.”   Joan wants to help you build that organization and this book can help you do just that. 

Visit the Impact Foundry to borrow this book, or buy your copy here.

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