5 Lessons from 5 Years as an Executive Director

5 Lessons and Tips for an Executive Director

I have led both a nonprofit and a state agency during stormy times. During my tenure as executive director, one of my greatest joys was pulling everyone together as a team to create an extraordinary sense of connection. In those moments, the barriers between the board, executive leaders, front-line staffers, and behind-the-scenes workers became irrelevant—we were all in it together. The challenges that inevitably come with working at a nonprofit became opportunities to draw powerful takeaways. Crisis creates connections.”

– A message from this guide’s author, Janet Sharkis

This short, how-to guide will provide you with five ideas on improving as an executive director and using technology to your advantage. Some lessons come with time, and Janet shares her experience with us to help you gain some additional insights.

In this guide, you will get tips for an executive director and learn about the following:

  • How do you encourage out-of-the-box thinking with your team
  • The importance of making data-driven decisions within your organization
  • Ways you can embrace each other’s strengths
  • Why you should keep your community and partners engaged
  • And why you should also enjoy the journey!

Download this pamphlet on tips for an executive director (created by an executive director) and get started today!

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