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Jul 8, 2010

The Secret to Great Nonprofit Management

There is an aura of excitement around the release of my second book, More Than Just Money: Practical and Provocative Steps to Nonprofit Success. It will focus on the most difficult challenges faced by nonprofit boards and CEOs. In More Than Just Money, I am able to dig deep into what you, as a key player of a nonprofit, must understand about boards, legal issues and crisis opportunities.

My first book, Linking Mission to Money: Finance for Nonprofit Board Members, helps board members positively impact an organization’s mission by achieving financial goals. And now, in More Than Just Money, you will take away instructions on how to involve your staff, engage your board members and become a better leader so that your nonprofit’s mission is well served and funded.

There are several organizations that demonstrate the “how tos” I provide in this book. For example, an excerpt from More Than Just Money explains how “the Columbus Foundation has spent much time exploring leadership and how to teach and encourage it. In a survey it asked nonprofits, donors, and community leaders to define leadership. The respondents identified characteristics they looked for in leaders and actions they believe define leadership. The survey response that caught my eye was the expectation that leaders take calculated risks. The willingness to take risk is one of the most underappreciated attributes of real leadership. A leader must have a vision. With very few exceptions, a meaningful vision challenges the status quo. It tries something new. It responds to new demands. This is a risk.”

I am grateful for the overwhelming support of many successful leaders, including E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University. He had the following to say about More Than Just Money: “this is a book that everyone involved with nonprofit organizations will find both useful and inspiring. Whether you are a staff member, a board member, or a volunteer for such an organization, you are an important stakeholder in its sustainability. More Than Just Money provides invaluable information, practical steps, and provocative lessons to increase the probability of success for your organization.”

If you want to become the best nonprofit leader or board member you can be, this book was written specifically for you. Sign up now to be notified as soon as it becomes available, or visit for more information.