New Workbook Encourages Women in Nonprofit Leadership to Reach Their Goals
Today is a very important day. Mar. 8 is International Women’s Day, and it commemorates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all across the world. In light of International Women’s Day, DonorPerfect released “The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women.” According to the workbook, this resource was “designed to help [women] clearly define their vision as a leader and create an action plan to make it a reality.”
In the nonprofit sector, 73 percent of all nonprofit employees are women—with 45 percent being female CEOs and 21 percent of nonprofits with a $25 million or more budget with a female CEO. Something interesting to note: Female CEOs make only 66 percent of male salaries. Additionally, women of color account for less than 14 percent of board members.
The workbook contains a section where you establish three goals for yourself in the following areas:
- Grow as a leader, both personally and professionally.
- Develop your skillset.
- Innovate and improve work, processes or collaboration at your organization.
Then, the workbook shares recommendations and tips for reaching your goals:
- Build your brand. Developing a personal brand can be a self-reflective process that shapes the way people perceive you as a person.
- Adopt a mentor. Having a mentor can enhance your skills and provide you with valuable insight.
- Establish your network. Having a professional network is a great way to meet and develop meaningful relationships with people and give you opportunities to collaborate with other professionals.
- Collaborate and shine. Collaborating with other professionals can give you the opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills, motivate colleagues and influence the growth path of your organization.
- Make the ask. Waiting around for someone to reach out isn’t ideal. If you want something, you make the ask.
This workbook is a great learning resource for women in nonprofit to learn about and hone their leadership skills and also doubles as a strategic planning tool. To get your own copy of the workbook, click here.