About the Book"What if nonprofits could avoid crises and devote more resources to the causes they want to advance? What if instead of being merely reactive, nonprofits could be proactive-confronting issues with radical candor, then taking reasonable steps to address their most important challenges? What if nonprofits could create virtuous cycles of action, leading team members to think like owners and strive for continuous improvement? What if, instead of being fragile (susceptible to reversals) or merely robust (strong, but unyielding), nonprofits could actually become resilient: able to bounce back from challenges and spring forward to create and take advantage of opportunities? I have spent decades exploring these questions. I have trained hundreds of nonprofits and gathered data every step of the way. This book is the result of those efforts"--
Some 78,000,000 readers in the United States work for a nonprofit or serve on a nonprofit Board of Directors. Those nonprofits are in peril: they have a tough business model even in the best of times, and the past few years have not been the best of times.
Nonprofits know they need to strive for resilience and sustainability, but they have few roadmaps for that journey. Manage Your Nonprofit for Resilience meets that need. The book draws on decades of work in the field by an expert in nonprofit risk management. It will feature proprietary survey research from hundreds of nonprofits and will provide a practical framework for implementing a process to identify and address threats before they become crises and opportunities before they pass the nonprofit by. In short, the book provides a blueprint for a nonprofit early warning system.