Managing to Change the World The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-03
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Why getting results should be every nonprofit managers first priority A nonprofit managers 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: addressing performance problems and dismissing staffers who fall short Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Give 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.

Author Biography

Jerry Hauser is co-founder and CEO of The Management Center, a nonprofit consulting firm. He previously served as COO of Teach For America where he helped grow the organization from $8 million to $38 million in annual revenue and from 3,000 to 17,000 applicants annually. Jerry was an associate at McKinsey & Company and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Duke University. Jerry writes and speaks extensively on nonprofit management and leadership.

Alison Green writes a weekly column on career and management for the Money section of U.S. News & World Report's website. She is also the founder of the popular Ask a Manager website and blog.  Alison was the communications and publications director for two grassroots advocacy organizations and spent six years as a staff writer and campaign coordinator for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Her writings have been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and more than 250 other newspapers.

The Management Center Founded in 2006, The Management Center works with nonprofit senior managers and staff, delivering intensive one-on-one coaching and training in the fundamentals of effective management. The Management Center has worked with more than 50 organizations, including the NAACP, Center for Community Change, Democracia USA, Media Matters for America, and the New Organizing Institute.

Table of Contents

List of Toolsp. v
The Job of a Managerp. 1
Managing the Work
Managing Specific Tasks: Basic Delegationp. 9
Managing Broad Responsibilities: Roles and Goalsp. 33
Managing the "In-Between": Building a Culture of Excellencep. 59
Managing the Day-To-Day Work of Your Team: Structures to Bring it All Togetherp. 67
Managing the People
Hiring Superstarsp. 81
Developing Peoplep. 121
Retaining Your Bestp. 147
Addressing Performance Problems and Letting People Gop. 155
Managing Yourself
Exercising Authority without Being a Wimp or a Tyrantp. 187
Managing Your Time and Staying Organizedp. 195
Managing Upp. 215
Conclusion: Personal Qualities of a Great Managerp. 225
Appendix: Getting Startedp. 227
Acknowledgmentsp. 229
About the Authorsp. 231
A Note to Readersp. 232
About The Management Centerp. 233
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