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Engine of Impact

Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
Narrated by: C. J. Lengua
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Commerce
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We are entering a new era - an era of impact. The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be underway, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Engine of Impact shows how nonprofits can apply the principles of strategic leadership to attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect.

As Good to Great author Jim Collins writes in his foreword, this book offers "a detailed road map of disciplined thought and action for turning a good nonprofit into one that can achieve great impact at scale".

William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker identify seven essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving organizations apart from the rest of the nonprofit sector. Together, these components form an "engine of impact" - a system that organizations must build, tune, and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world.

Drawing on decades of teaching, advising, grantmaking, and research, Meehan and Jonker provide an actionable guide that executives, staff, board members, and donors can use to jump-start their own performance and to achieve extraordinary results for their organization. Along with setting forth best practices using real-world examples, the authors outline common management challenges faced by nonprofits, showing how these challenges differ from those faced by for-profit businesses in important and often overlooked ways.

By offering crucial insights on the fundamentals of nonprofit management, this book will help leaders equip their organizations to fire on all cylinders and unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector. Visit www.engineofimpact.org for additional information.

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It's a Mirror for Reflection

I founded a Non-profit in late 2012 and as I stand looking at various challenges which lie ahead of me as we get ready to scale up on our Mission, I came across this wonderful 'Mirror for Reflection' on what we have done so far and what we must be prepared to and be fore-trained, if I can coin a word. I am very early in the book but feel hooked as I do see many NGO's I have come across doing some of the mistakes, like 'Mission Creep', especially in the context of hyper focus currently in India due to mandatory CSR Law. I cannot push the stop button and have been kind of in a hurry to know what lies ahead. I already know my Board and Operations Team must read and reflect on this soon too and already shared it. Also shared with NGO Leaders I work with currently. Go for it.

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  • Peter A. Mello
  • 09-02-19

Must listen for all nonprofit leaders

This book effectively covers what it takes to be a high performing nonprofit organization in these dynamic times. It also presents solid advice for business leaders from every sector. The reading style is a little stilted but that is more often than not for these types of books. Overall this is a must listen for all nonprofit leaders.

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