Episode 15

Published on:

4th Jan 2022

Be the Best Executive Director Ever!

Communicate, lead, recruit, fundraise, possess vision…these are the key ingredients in the workday of the Executive Director. In this episode, we look at ways current Executive Directors can become better in the new year, and, for those thinking about moving into the hot seat, what should you be doing to get there? Our expert guest is Peggy Monson. Her career spans the fields of philanthropic services and development, private wealth management and asset gathering, and nonprofit management, strategic planning, and fundraising. She has served on a variety of Boards and has successfully raised a lot of money as a fundraiser.

In this episode you'll discover:

What is an executive director and what do they do? 01:43

Who hires the executive director? 03:14

What skills are necessary for an executive director to have? 03:51

What is the toughest part of an executive directors job? 05:01

What are the first things a new executive director should do? 08:12

What can you do to motivate your Board? 14:16

What is the relationship between a Board and an executive director? 16:19

What is the one thing executive directors can do better going into next year? 17:36

Coaches Corner Question - "Who is the CEO of a nonprofit?" 22:45

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About the Podcast

IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
The show explores the landscape of the nonprofit organization and best practices from nonprofit experts. Get advice on how to solve the problems plaguing your nonprofit with your host Joe Turner of Soukup Strategic Solutions, a full-service nonprofit consulting company helping nonprofits across the country. Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.

About your host

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Joe Turner

For more than 20 years, Joe had successfully programmed radio stations in Detroit; Lansing, Michigan; South Bend, Indiana; and southwest Florida. Joe left the day-to-day radio world in 2007 for the nonprofit world when he joined Hodges University as its Director of Public Relations and Alumni Services. In 2021, he joined Soukup Strategic Solutions as the Director of Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications. Joe continues to run his own voice over company where he offers commercial and narration voice over services and has won three Telly awards for his work. He is a native of Detroit where he attended Wayne State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. In his spare time Joe loves to cook, is a musician and a self-professed “foodie.”