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The Nonprofit FAQ: Chief Executive Officer

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Can I set up a corporate foundation for my company?
There are lots of things to worry about.
Can the founder of an organization also be an employee?
Hard as it is, everyone must work to keep the relationship between the founder and the organization on a clear, business-like footing.
How do we evaluate the Executive Director?
Suggestions from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and an author.
How do we hire a new or replacement Chief Executive Officer?
The Free Management Library offers guidelines for hiring a chief executive officer for the first time or as a replacement.
Should an executive director be a member of the board?
Consider the drawbacks as well as the advantages.
Should nonprofits use the term CEO?
NPOs identify positions with many titles. Some add 'and CEO' to one to distinguish the person with final executive responsibility.
What is 'Founder's Syndrome'? Do we have it? How do we recover?
'Founder's Syndrome' occurs when a nonprofit is shaped by a strong founder and loses track of a more general mission. Transitions can be difficult when the founder moves on, even with good intentions on all sides.
What is leadership? How do I develop my leadership skills?
Resources to help you explore leadership and what it means to you
What is project management? How is it carried out?
Project management is a method of planning used to effectively and efficiently reach a major goal, such as developing a program or building a facility.
What is the role of the executive director?
The executive director is the person appointed by the Board of Directors to provide leadership toward the achievement of the organization's mission and strategic goals.
What kinds of health insurance do nonprofits offer employees?
Some suggestions on what to look for and where to look.
What to do when a volunteer ED wants to be paid?
Create a step-by-step plan that values the current volunteer while making clear that volunteer service does not create a presumption of later employment.
Where will I find leaders for my nonprofit?
An essay titled "The Leadership Deficit" from Bridgespan.org discusses how the need for 640,000 new leaders over the next decade will shape the future of the nonprofit sector.