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March 10, 2020 26 min
How Non-Profit Leadership Differs In many ways, leading a non-profit is more challenging than leadership in the for-profit realm. Because non-profits are so dependent on volunteer workers, the leader must have exceptional skills in engaging people and motivating them. To accomplish this motivational task, non-profit leaders must be able to draw people to their organization by articulating a distinct and clear sense of purpose. And they must bring this same clarity to the process of fund-raising. While the ability to promote vision and engage workers is important to for-profit leadership, it's absolutely essential for non-profit leaders. In this episode, I interview Richard Baggett about lessons which he has learned in four decades of successful non-profit leadership. We discuss topics ranging from enunciating vision to marketing to fund-raising to attracting volunteers to board relations. In recent years, he points out, corporations have begun to invest in social causes which were once the sole province of churches and non-profits. This corporate involvement adds to the number of voices urging the public to support good causes. To build appeal for their own cause, non-profit leaders -- now more than ever -- must be able to clearly define what sets their organization apart and to communicate their vision compellingly. A transcript of this podcast can be downloaded at https://www.leaderperfect.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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