New Nonprofit Guidelines Defy Establishment Ideology is based on the work of Kathleen Robinson and her New Guidelines for Nonprofits. New Guidelines were born out of a need to confront the failed and outdated best practices still being touted at the expense of the charitable sector. During the mid 1990s a slew of new nonprofits were incorporated whose sole and only customers where OTHER NONPROFITS. Tragically, the products they’ve peddled are way past their expiration date. Kathleen explains why selling “sour milk” to charities has kept the nonprofit sector a non-growth sector for decades. Her research indicates that nonprofit intermediary organizations are the real culprits. Intermediary organizations are defined as ones that “support the provision of services by another organization rather than providing direct services itself.” They tend to be technical assistance providers or capacity-building organizations.
Enter Dr. Robinson and her New Guidelines for Nonprofits Training Course designed for professionals who want to grow in their nonprofit career. New Guidelines for Nonprofits (NGN) is an 1,100 page Desk Reference combined with a 6 hour Online Video Series and is based on the work of high performing executives and and array of nonprofit experts who have achieved significant impact across our sector. NGN is divided into six sections that ensures executives become experts who takes charity to scale.
Guideline #1 – Network & Engage – Harness The Power of Differentiated Relationships
Guideline #2 – Strong CEOs – Character, Competence, Courage, Vision, Actions & Achievements
Guideline #3 – Build Capacity – Secure Technology, Equipment, Legacy, Facilities and Working Capital
Guideline #4 – Boost Capacity – Secure Opportunity, Risk and Change Capital for Significant Impact
Guideline #5 – Evaluate Impact – Before, During and After Strategic Growth Actions
Guideline #6 – System Shock – Leadership Structures and Governance Cultures that Soar
Here’s what Kathy has to say about New Guidelines for Nonprofits Training Course:
In this article, I summarize the six guidelines for Nonprofit Growth and Impact, which is a series produced by the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives. NGN is for those leaders who increase their impact. Most of us want to achieve impact. But more and more of contributors, funders and donors expect that the impacts we make be of greater size have greater depth in terms of the change it produces in current thinking and is more pervasive in reaching a larger number of people. Most of us also want to grow and feel a great deal of unease that our visions always are inhibited by lack of the funds. How you handle the unease is at stake. I recently saw a mug that says, “Instead of cleaning house, I just turn off the lights.” Well, unfortunately, the unease your feel regarding your own effectiveness and resource levels won’t go away unless you intentionally build capacity.
These six guidelines are meant to help you build capacity that makes a difference and fosters growth and impact. You’ll find all Six Guidelines, Videos and Exams at NANOE Central. New Guidelines for Nonprofits Training Course is free for NANOE Members. Read the summary of all the key practices. Each key practice is outlined and described and ends with “decision time” where you’re asked to reflect on your personal values, beliefs and behaviors regarding the concepts discussed in the key practice. At the end of each booklet is a glossary of terms so that you can make sure that you’re defining things in the same way that the author defines them.
New Guidelines for Nonprofits IS ABOUT YOU!
We ask you to emulate high performing leaders character, competence, courage, vision, action and achievements. Are you a Strong CEO? New Guidelines covers leadership behaviors and the actions of all leaders within your organization. If you want to grow and develop and reach greater impact, it starts with you and your leadership. It’s about the choices you make as leaders and the actions you take within your organization. We challenge you to take an in-depth look at your inner person. What is your world view? How do your behaviors and actions affect personal outcomes? What you believe about leadership? Are you helping people engage in a concerted direction to accomplish your mission. It’s about your moral compass. What will you do and not do to and with others? What lines will you not cross? NGN is also about core virtues. Virtues are key habits of leadership that are seen in daily practice. We look at humility, courage and care for others as the basis for a high performing nonprofit leader who achieves impact.
In closing, here’s what attorney Jack Horak and founder of Tango Alliance had to say after reviewing New Guidelines for Nonprofits, “New Guidelines for Nonprofits is an encyclopedia of knowledge and guidance that you should have “on your shelf” if you are serious about the nonprofit sector and your service to it. Here is one way to say it: New Guidelines for Nonprofits contains an expansive breadth and depth of substantive material, rationally organized, and personalized enough to serve almost as a “to do” list if you want to excel in this field. Another way to say it is this: after almost four decades as a nonprofit lawyer and serving on many different boards, I frequently found myself nodding in agreement as I read this material.”
Simply put, New Guidelines for Nonprofits will transform you both personally and professionally. Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about our movement. I look forward to meeting you personally.
Kathleen Robinson, Ph.D., CNE, CDE, CNC
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