Are You Ready to be A Nonprofit CEO? (Karen Eber Davis)

June 2022

Are you ready to be the kind of leader a nonprofit organization needs as well as inspire the best in others? In episode #162 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, Karen Eber Davis discusses what she calls readiness characteristics necessary to be this type of dynamic leader. Through Karen's extensive research of new CEOs, she identifies skills both emerging and current nonprofit leaders should embrace. Are you prepared to be the decision maker? Learn how to make your leadership more impactful, authentic and rewarding as you manage board challenges, fundraising and talent acquisition, retention and costs. Karen shares her top three takeaways that affect the readiness for a new nonprofit CEO. You'll hear "what worked and what didn't" advice she discovered during her many interviews with new CEOs and some interesting approaches to the first 90 days as CEO. And finally, we discuss self-care, something every nonprofit leader should be cognizant of practicing.


"Nonprofit leaders clearly shape employee performance and engagement, and directly affect their ability to deliver results."


Too many nonprofit CEOs and executive directors struggle to lead their organizations without a trusted advisor. As one, Karen Eber Davis Consulting guides nonprofit leaders to generate the resources and support they need to make remarkable mission progress. Working together, they get answers, generate revenue, and grow missions. As the founding principal of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Davis is known for her innovation and practicality based on her work with or visits to over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and her vast experience with personnel, boards, and fundraising. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.



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