Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results
Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's first priority A nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Gives guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with your boss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately.
From the Back Cover For leaders at nonprofit organizations, good intentions aren't enough. To be effective, managers need to know how to get results. In this management 101 manual, Alison Green and Jerry Hauser offer step-by-step guidance on everything it takes to make that happen, including how to: Effectively manage specific tasks and broader responsibilities Set clear goals and hold people accountable to them Establish a results-oriented culture Hire, develop, and retain a staff of superstars Address performance problems and dismiss staffers who fall short Use your own time wisely Exercise authority without being a tyrant or a wimp Maximize your relationship with your own boss Whether you're a new manager or an experienced one, Managing to Change the World will give you the tools you need to get results. I have found it to be incredibly useful. It is truly a remarkable achievement. -- Richard Buery, Jr. , president and chief executive officer, The Children's Aid Society Managing to Change the World gives remarkably helpful and practical advice about important management strategies and skills in the nonprofit world. This book is a treasure, with sound guidance on how to achieve organizational excellence. -- Heather Booth , founder and president, Midwest Academy This book captures the nuts-and-bolts of management in a comprehensive, insightful, and practical manner. What a great resource for both nonprofit and for-profit managers. -- Les Silverman , director emeritus, McKinsey & Company What a great book! I bought it for my entire management team because I wanted them to also benefit from its wisdom. -- Gene Karpinski , president, League of Conservation Voters This management bible sits on my desk and I've given it to more than a few other social entrepreneurs along the way--an invaluable resource! -- Abby Falik , founder and CEO, Global Citizen Year This book includes premium content that can be accessed from our Web site when you register at www.josseybass.com/go/managingtochangetheworld using the password professional.