Being the Best, Encouraging the Best

Young Nonprofit Professional Network Report: Good in Theory, Problems in Practice - Young Nonprofit Professionals Network recently surveyed over 1,100 emerging nonprofit leaders across the country. Conducted in Spring 2011, YNPN’s National Voice Survey tested several interventions targeting leadership development in the nonprofit sector.  The full report was launched in the Fall of 2011 at Independent Sector’s NGEN conference. The final report, Good in Theory, Problems in Practice lays out the key findings informed by this research.

The Kennedy Center’s Michael Kaiser in an interview with WAMC.

If you haven’t visited Rosetta Thurman’s website and you're interested in questions of leadership, particularly as they pertain to women & minorities, now is your chance.

Check out this Green Paper titled “The Future of Leadership,” written by the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Council.

For those moments when you are presented with an ethical dilemma, know that the NonProfit Quarterly now has a column called the Nonprofit Ethicist available online at is a great blog for anyone who is interested in issues of salary equity.

A video link by Ann Mulchahy on leading through tough times.

An online leadership and succession course posted on the New York State Arts Blog. Written for arts organizations, it provides general information on succession and leadership transition. A quick, compact way to introduce the subject to board members or staff.

The web site built around the Museum Leadership Institute, the Getty Foundation’s program for leadership development.

The American Alliance of Museum’s outline for financial stability.

The gateway to the American Association for State and Local History’s Seminar for Historical Administration. Now in its 49th year, it provides a three-week boot camp for mid-career directors of historical organizations.

The web page for Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Provides access to the Hauser’s online education programs, course guides and publications.

Information on volunteer succession planning from Australia.

A blog titled Philanthro Media by Caroline Heine discusses a variety of issues related to nonprofit best practices.

An emerging leader network based at Americans for the Arts.