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Leadership for Non-Profit

Organizational Leadership for Non-profit Organizations

Passaic County Community College Fall 2002

Bill Cobb

First Class: “Leadership Planning” November 2, 2002                        © 2002 WF Cobb Truthbase.net


Non-profit organizations require the highest levels of motivating and transforming leadership for a group to survive and thrive. Take away the authority to shoot or fire their followers and most military and corporate leaders would fail.  So how can a leader know where to go and how to get others to want to go there? How can a leader overcome improbable odds and succeed in “impossible” missions? By using the four universal tools of management: Planning; Organization/Staffing; Supervision/Direction; Evaluation/Control.


I.  Planning: Starts with evaluation, that results in an achievable vision, which becomes owned by motivated individuals, as they embrace their part in the plan.


B. Objectives:

1. Participants will write an organizational mission statement


2. and identify their top priority needs for accomplishing it (using a Project Planner)


A. Content:

Management vs Leadership (defining and selling the vision) [generate, communicate and sustain commonality of purpose]



Authority & Influence:



Leadership Tasks Overview: POSE

                Plan (based upon evaluation and input)





Vision: What do  you what to do and why? What cost are you willing to pay? Why should others follow you?



Purpose/Mission/Vision Statements: Why professional football?



Objectives: general direction -  Win as many games as possible




Goals: Specific, Measurable, Activating (specifies the action to take), Realistic, Transforming (changes the situation/gets the job done)




Project Planner: (see handout - you may copy for your own use)


Corporate change cycle;  pioneers/innovators 5%....early adopters and settlers 10%....positive mass 35%...negative mass 35%....reluctant dragons 10%...people to bury 5%



Top Time wasters/savers (see handout)



Initial Evaluation Criteria



HOMEWORK: Write a mission statement for your organization, outlining your purpose and the means by which you will achieve it.

a Project Planner for a problem or opportunity you face in fulfilling your mission.

 List at least three objectives and a couple of goals under each objective for your organization.

Write out and prioritize a list of your needs for achieving your goals.

Hand in at start of class. For help Bcobbweb@yahoo.com.