Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind
During this presentation, Alex Counts, the founder of Grameen Foundation, which he grew from a tiny nonprofit to a global humanitarian organization with a budget of $25 million, will share leadership lessons gleaned from his three decades in the nonprofit world. He will focus on practical lessons, tips, and ideas related to fund-raising, nonprofit governance, staff management, and self-care.
He will draw from the stories and techniques in his 2019 book Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship (Rivertowns Books). This book was an “Editor’s Pick” of the Chronicle of Philanthropy and was deemed “essential reading for nonprofit employees” by Forbes magazine.
About it, Ashoka founder Bill Drayton said, “If you have heard of microcredit, you have benefitted from Alex Counts’ determined drive to give this idea global wings. In the process, he showed all of us how to market and spread a social innovation everywhere — which is, in itself, a ‘how-to’ breakthrough. This remarkably open, honest book explains how he did this. It will give you many tools, both programmatic and personal.”
After presenting some of his most important and provocative ideas during the first half of the hour, Counts will facilitate a discussion among participants about their applicability and take questions. He will have copies of this book, and a related forthcoming title on nonprofit management, for sale for those who wish to purchase a signed copy.
After retiring as CEO of Grameen Foundation in 2015, Counts teaches nonprofit leadership at the University of Maryland and consults for nonprofit organizations.
|When||Friday, March 27, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM|
|Where||Center for Nonprofit Excellence|