This webinar will explore:
- Why playing a dominant role in the organization is a mistake many nonprofit leaders make
- How failing to hire people with the right expertise at the right time can be detrimental to growth
- What top social entrepreneurs do differently to promote a culture of collective leadership
- How to develop collective leadership within your own organization
- Challenges that nonprofit leaders face in implementing flat leadership models
- Examples of how collective leadership plays out in practice
- Practical lessons that they can apply in their own organizations, sectors, and fields
One of the trickiest challenges that any leader faces is managing people. A leader usually works like a whirling dervish to keep an organization going, wearing dozens of different hats all at once. But to ensure that their organization will keep growing, nonprofit leaders must create a management structure that taps into the talent of their entire team. Research shows that this area of management is where nonprofit leaders make some of their biggest mistakes.
Kathleen Kelly Janus
Kathleen Kelly Janus is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford University. As an expert on philanthropy, millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations, her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the San Francisco Chronicle. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, she is currently writing a book about best practices for early stage nonprofit organizations based on a four-year research project surveying and interviewing hundreds of social innovators.
Award-winning Social Entrepreneur, Author and Lecturer
Premal Shah is the President and cofounder of Kiva.org where he continues to pioneer the crowdfunding space as a force for social good and a catalyst for revitalizing local economies in the U.S. and around the world. His leadership at Kiva has helped inspire 1.5 million people to crowdfund $880 million in microloans to more than 2 million small business entrepreneurs in dozens of U.S. cities and more than 80 countries.
President and Cofounder, Kiva.org
Rob Gitin is the cofounder and Executive Director of At The Crossroads (ATC). ATC reaches out to homeless youth and young adults at their point of need, and works with them to build healthy and fulfilling lives. Gitin began working with homeless youth in San Jose while an undergraduate at Stanford University. In April 1997, he and colleague Taj Mustapha received Echoing Green fellowships to start-up At The Crossroads, and has been working there ever since. He was a 2015 SEERS Fellow at Stanford. He’s chair of both the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Central Market Street and Tenderloin Area, and the DCYF Oversight Committee.
Cofounder and Executive Director, At The Crossroads
Abigail Falik is the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, an organization on a mission to make it normal to chose a bridge year after high school: an experience that builds self-awareness, global skills and grit – the foundations for success in college, and beyond.
A recognized expert on the changing landscape of education, Falik has been profiled in Fast Company, NPR, Forbes and The New York Times. To learn more about her work, visit globalcitizenyear.org.
CEO and Founder, Global Citizen Year
Michael Slind is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He has extensive experience as a writer, editor, and publishing professional. Slind is coauthor, with Boris Groysberg, of Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). Previously, he worked at Harvard Business School, where he wrote widely used case studies on corporate strategy and entrepreneurial management. Earlier in his career, he served as managing editor and as a senior editor at Fast Company magazine.
Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review