Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector - 92Y, New York

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Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Bill Meehan and Kim Jonker in Conversation with Kathy Spahn

We are entering a new era — an era of impact.

The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be under way, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Drawing on decades of teaching, advising, grantmaking and research, Meehan and Jonker provide actionable guidance that nonprofit board members, executives, staff and donors can use to jumpstart their own performance and to achieve extraordinary results for their organization. Meehan and Jonker discuss the essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving donors, board members and executives apart from others in the nonprofit sector. Together, these components form an “engine of impact” — a system that organizations and leaders must build, tune and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world. Along with setting forth best practices using real-world examples, the authors outline common management challenges faced by nonprofits, showing how these challenges differ from those faced by for-profit businesses in important and often-overlooked ways.

The authors will be interviewed by Kathy Spahn, CEO of the award-winning nonprofit, Helen Keller International. Meehan, Jonker and Spahn will be introduced by Maya DiRado, four-time Olympic medalist in swimming, who will describe how Engine of Impact influenced her thinking and inspired and equipped her to increase her own personal impact in the social sector.

Bill Meehan & Kim Jonker

William F. Meehan III is the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Director Emeritus …