- April 4, 2012 1:00 pm
- April 4, 2012 2:00 pm
Under the pressure of mounting demand and shrinking resources, nonprofit organizations are struggling more than ever. Whether a start-up, growing or turn-around enterprise the expectations of most nonprofit Boards has moved toward “running like a business”
Although a strong nonprofit must employee sound business practices, it is critical that both the management and Board understand the differences between a business enterprise and a nonprofit enterprise.
Based upon the framework of Jim Collins’ Good To Great and the Social Sectors -Why Business Thinking is not the answer, this webinar will focus on the 4 stages of building a great nonprofit organization and how they are similar and different than the 4 stages of building a great business.
- Participants will leave this webinar with some very specific ideas of what they “need to get right” in order to lead their respective organizations toward success.
|Jon Firger has twenty plus years of experience in coaching and planning. He specializes in “coaching” models which help managers build upon their strengths, understand their weaknesses and learn from their mistakes. Firger has specialized in leading agencies and their managers through organizational transitions, whether due to periods of rapid growth, or required downsizing. He has lead teams of managers, staff and Board members through strategic planning, business planning and “re-invention” of organizational identity. He has helped them to create a “learning organization” that can effectively use scarce resources to respond quickly to a rapidly changing business environment. / Jon received his M.S.W. in 1981 from Boston College and his M.B.A. in 2002 from Salem State College. His twenty plus years of nonprofit executive experience include eleven years at The Psychological Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts and then sixteen years as the CEO of Jewish Family Service of the North Shore in Salem Massachusetts. He is currently the Executive Director of the Newton Community Service Center in Newton Massachusetts. Jon has been an Associate at the consulting firm of Mersky, Jaffe and Associates for the past 3 years, and was recently appointed as an adjunct faculty member at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, where he teaches “Social Entrepreneurship.”|
Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) is a multi-service agency that strengthens children, youth, families and communities through educational programs and a network of support services. We promote social and emotional wellness and continuity of care. The agency serves a racially, ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse population from Newton, Waltham and surrounding communities.