I am so excited to announce that I am co-writing a book on tips for young nonprofit professionals to move from entry level to leadership with the super-talented Rosetta Thurman. The release date is November 1, 2010 and you will find ordering information on this blog. We wrote this book because one in three emerging nonprofit leaders aspires to be an executive director someday, yet only 4% of them are explicitly being developed to become their organization’s executive director. And of that 4%, women are being developed at a lower rate than men.
Our solution? Give young professionals an accessible, do-it-yourself map of how to navigate the nonprofit sector and the tools they need to move from entry-level positions to leadership roles.
The book is based on our experiences as well as interviews and case studies from other young nonprofit professionals who have successfully used the career strategies outlined. We have both also relied heavily on the wisdom that we have gained from our blog readers. As a result of reading this book, young professionals will be able to develop valuable nonprofit expertise, practice authentic leadership, and establish a strong personal brand.
Rosetta and I are looking for young nonprofit professionals to give us feedback on some of the books chapters. Send me an email at tristaharris (at) gmail (dot) com if you are interested in being a reader.