Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Manchester:
"Incompetency of Board."
Pursue professional development training

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Oakland:
Pros: The company.
Cons: Horrific commute.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Tulsa:
"Great Experience."
Pros: Love being at 10,000ft.
Cons: I do the work of 5 people.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Knoxville:
"Do what you love."
Follow your mission for work and life, be accountable and honest, continue to learn and grow.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in St. Augustine:
"Changing of the Guard."
New Presidents and Board members changing every 2 years or more, possessing different levels of management and work experience make it extremely difficult to maintain continuity in an organization and the workplace. Do the best you can by making decisions based on what you know at the time, as you will seldom receive input, if even responses from Board members. Don't delay the decisions. Treat the organization as if it were your own company, and as if it makes a difference to the quality of life for many people.

Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization in Los Angeles:
"The degree of flexibility one needs."
Breathe, take care of yourself, for situations will always be there.