Leading in Challenging Economic Times
How to Survive – and Thrive – in a Tough Economy
As the executive director, director of operations, chief financial officer, or senior leader of a nonprofit organization, you have a difficult job balancing the demands of programmatic achievement, fundraising, long-term strategic planning and managing people. In times of economic distress, your job becomes even more difficult as your focus shifts from growth to sustaining the current budget. By using a risk-based approach to leading, you can make your job easier.
In this workshop, you will begin by examining the key characteristics of successful leaders in tough economic times. You will then learn some innovative fundraising strategies and design some creative new ways to leverage resources for your cause. You will also learn how effective leaders manage people with fewer resources, adopt a healthy relationship toward risk, keep staff morale high in the face of cutbacks, and leverage financial resources and board involvement in a tough economy.