Nonprofit Executive Directors wear many hats and have lots of responsibilities under their job descriptions. Between the work of the organization’s mission, balancing multiple budgets, running a staff, working with a board and volunteers, raising money, and so much more, it can be a thankless and exhausting job. It can also be quite rewarding when you can be part of a well-run organization that makes a difference in a community or region.
In this conversation, we discuss how to be a nonprofit Executive Director, including the roles, responsibilities and challenges of leading an organization. We interview special guest Mike Firpo, Executive Director of The First Tee of Fresno. Although it wasn’t initially his intention to become an Executive Director of a nonprofit, he saw a need. He wanted to make a difference in his community so he helped create the organization. Then his passion for the cause led him to pursue the position. During this webinar, he discusses the joys and challenges of running a nonprofit organization.
In addition, he talks about:
- Tips and tricks so you can ensure your longevity and avoid burnout
- Effective time management tips for small nonprofits
- Fundraising and figuring out ways to balance everything else
- Founder syndrome and filling big shoes