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For Executive Directors

Fortunately, in the past few years, some resources have popped up. Some of these resources are your standard how-to variety. Very helpful.


Some of these resources, however, were developed to connect with Executive Directors on a more emotional level—underscoring both the challenges and the absurdity of nonprofit life. My two favorites are:


The Nonprofit AF Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/nonprofitAF/ which states that their story is: Nonprofit work is stressful. But it is fun, and there’s tons of humor to mine from it. NonprofitAF.com (formerly Nonprofitwithballs.com) explores what it is like to work in nonprofit, including fundraising, working with donors, special events, community engagement, donor cultivation, program implementation, outcomes and metrics, who should staff the board, when staff are bored, bored board, board-staff relations, unicorns, and the importance of the Oxford Comma.


and the Executive Director Happy Hour Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/980117828737251/ which is an interactive group for nonprofit directors to share, ask questions, vent, commiserate and ideally have some fun.


We encourage you to look into these fun resources—we think they will give you a much needed smile!