Fall 2014 Program Guide
What management, leadership, and strategy programs do we have in store for you this winter? Strengthen your organization and become the leader you want to be.
Blog: When Teams Share Leadership
In this third in a three-blog series on teams, Lupe Poblano explores the role leaders play when people work in groups. Lupe writes, "Not surprisingly, most credit or blame for a team's outcomes focuses on the designated team leader. If the team does well, the leader gets applauded and recognized for the team's efforts." But what happens when everyone on a team leads together? Find out what team members can gain by working in a model where everyone shares leadership. Read the blog here.
Navigating Negotiation and Compensation
Negotiating compensation can be especially tricky in our sector, so last month we hosted a special event for alumni of our Next Generation of Leaders of Color program to address the topic of negotiating compensation in a social justice context. Below are some of the helpful links we gathered to frame the issue and provide advice on talking about compensation.
- "Talking About Compensation in Your Nonprofit Job Search" actionable advice for negotiating compensation from Bridgespan.
- "Learning To Love Criticism" from the New York Times. When more women receive negative and personal criticism in performance reviews than men do, how does that affect compensation?
- "How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color" from Center for American Progress explores the wide implications of income gaps between women of color and their peers.
- "Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling" from The Atlantic looks at the ways in which people of Asian heritage are "leaning in" to advance their careers.
- "The Role of Emotions in Negotiations" from Harvard Business Review advises us to acknowledge the important role of emotion in negotiations.
We've also taken the conversation online and shared some relevant resources and perspectives through our Twitter account. Find us on Twitter by following @nonprofitsrule and find more resources about negotiation and compensation by searching #NGLCnegotiation.
Strengthening the Leadership Pipeline in New Orleans
Nine years post-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans nonprofits remain challenged to respond to the economic and community effects of the disaster. (Read the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center's assessment of needs and bright spots in the economic report "New Orleans Index at Eight.") Through a partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, CompassPoint is launching a program for Emerging Leaders modeled after our Next Generation Leaders of Color program. Graduates from the New Orleans program will join a growing alumni group of over 90 leaders, all of whom are committed to work that addresses issues of social equity. Read more on the foundation's website.
Budgeting Resources Round-Up
These CompassPoint resources cover the arc of what you need to know about organizational finance from big picture leadership to day-to-day budgeting and tracking. Use this for yourself and share it with colleagues!
- Article: "An Executive Director’s Guide to Financial Leadership” by Jeanne Bell and Kate Barr
- Book: Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives by Jeanne Bell and Elizabeth Schaffer
- Book: Nonprofit Sustainablity: Making Strategic Decision for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka and Steve Zimmerman
- Article: “Beyond Financial Oversight: Expanding the Board’s Role in the Pursuit of Sustainability,” by Jeanne Bell
- Templates: A budget template, a budget calendar template, a guide and template for fiscal policies and procedures, and an internal controls checklist can be found here.
- Workshops: We have a full slate of finance and budgeting workshops in the coming months, starting with Budgeting for Programs, Grants, and the Organization (November 17), Clinic: Building Your Organizational Budget in Excel (November 20), and Introduction to Nonprofit Finance (January 9, 2015). See the full list and register.
- Ongoing Support: Join the Finance Professionals Network and participate in bimonthly presentations, webinars, and an active member listserv for peer support and information exchange.