Interactivities

Below is a list of interactivities that contain important information and fun activities from each chapter of the lesson. Click the icons to see material from each chapter come alive. If something seems unfamiliar, or if an activity is really tough to get through, click the chapter title on the tabs above for additional instruction.

Overview

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Becoming an Executive Director

  • Self-assessment is a great way to prepare yourself to lead an organization.
  • Self-assessment is a great way to prepare yourself to lead an organization.

    As you prepare to take on your role as Executive Director, try this Self Assessment activity to determine your strengths and weaknesses as a leader.

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  • Maintaining a checklist of essential documents can help you track your onboarding progress.
  • Maintaining a checklist of essential documents can help you track your onboarding progress.

    Download this helpful New Executive Director Checklist, and keep track of the essential documents needed to transition into your new role
    as executive director.

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Designing, Developing, and Implementing Strategic Plans

  • Idealist.org is a great way to locate an external consultant.
  • Idealist.org is a great way to locate an external consultant.

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Hiring, Managing, and Retaining Staff

  • Try these staff alignment and trust building activities to strengthen the relationships within your team.
  • Try these staff alignment and trust building activities to strengthen the relationships within your team.

    Download this helpful Staff Alignment Guide to help you build trust among employees and create a healthy work environment.

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Working with a Board of Directors

  • An organized meeting agenda can maximize board meeting productivity.
  • An organized meeting agenda can maximize board meeting productivity.

    Download the customizable Board Meeting Agenda Template to get an idea of how to structure your meetings with the board of directors.

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  • Try gauging your understanding of the differing responsibilities of the board and the executive director.
  • Try gauging your understanding of the differing responsibilities of the board and the executive director.

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Financial Management and Fundraising

  • Develop a funding matrix to determine your anticipated revenue from each source.
  • Develop a funding matrix to determine your anticipated revenue from each source.

    Download this Funding Matrix to help track the amount of funds you expect to receive from your funding sources.

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Leading Teams

  • Determine your leadership style with the Leadership Assessment Tool.
  • Determine your leadership style with the Leadership Assessment Tool.

    Determine your leadership style by downloading this Leadership Assessment Tool.

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Team Management and Performance Tools

  • Periodically evaluating your team’s progress can help keep a project on track.
  • Periodically evaluating your team’s progress can help keep a project on track.

    Use this Team Status Check-in activity to periodically evaluate your team’s progress.

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Summary

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