Nonprofit Executive Director: Responsibilities & Management Strategies That Are Key to Your Organization’s Success

Event ID:16058

Please Select an Option
DL Only                 $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Executive directors, CEO, board members, nonprofit attorneys

Nonprofit executive directors are required to juggle multiple complex roles – chief fundraiser, working with the board, financial guru, master planner, community builder, facility manager, HR specialist, etc. Successful executive directors understand that even as they lead, manage and motivate, their most important responsibility remains as the caretaker of their nonprofit’s mission. They are responsible for the vision – and for driving and inspiring passion for their cause. It does not take long for those new to the nonprofit world or for more seasoned executive directors to understand how their roles differ from similar roles in the for-profit sector. Understanding these differences, however, and the responsibilities that go along with them can often determine an executive director’s success. On the other hand, not understanding them could seriously undermine the nonprofit’s mission. Please join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit industry consultant, as she discusses the key executive director responsibilities, competencies, and strategies for how to go about aligning your team for success in achieving your organization’s mission.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The unique world of nonprofit management and the challenges relating to
    • Efficiency vs. passion for the cause
    • Control as a management risk factor
    • Nonprofit skill-based deficits
    • Funding – or the lack of it
    • Compliance and reporting requirements
    • Resource limitations
    • Outcomes – challenges to measuring success
    • Board – unique opportunities and challenges
    • Organizational culture
    • Systems and adaptability
  • The executive director core competencies for success
    • As a visionary
      • Key person to inspire and motivate
      • Must understand the organization’s culture
      • Nurturing the ability to imagine possibilities
      • Evaluating effectiveness
    • As a change agent
      • Embracing a changing environment
      • Meeting new accountability requirements
      • Organizational life cycle changes
      • Leading organizational change
    • As a relationship builder
      • Growing board partnership
      • Productive staff relationships
      • The founder – issue or cheerleader?
    • As a community creator
      • Engaging external stakeholders
      • Building partnerships and collaborations
      • Diversification
    • As a resource wizard
      • Ensuring sound financial management
      • Team-based fundraising
  • How to position your team for success
    • Communication
    • Asking for input
    • Setting expectations
    • Aligning support
    • Molding the culture


Your conference leader for “Nonprofit Executive Director: Responsibilities & Management Strategies That Are Key to Your Organization’s Success” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the US. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a strong passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to present at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few. QUALITY COMMITMENT

NonprofitWebAdvisor, a division of DKG Media, LP, wants you to be satisfied with your webinar. If this webinar does not meet your expectations, email us at


NonprofitWebAdvisor certificates of participation are available to everyone completing this webinar.