Pressing Issues

Leadership & Operational Management

December 22. 2015

  1. Executive Functions

    • The executive is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the organization. The executive should be committed to the mission of the organization and have the skills necessary to manage the paid and volunteer talent, and financial resources of the organization.
  2. Supporting the Board

    • The executive should support the board’s policy and oversight function by providing accurate and timely information and resources to the board.
    • The executive should periodically prepare for the board an overview of the compensation structure of the organization and the value of volunteer investments in the organization.
  3. Organizational and Financial Sustainability

    • The executive should consider what human (staff) and financial resources are necessary for organizational sustainability and mission fulfillment. The executive should also assist the board in planning for the organization’s future.
  4. Managing Employees and Volunteers

    • Staff and volunteers should be recruited, screened (including required background checks), selected, trained, supervised, evaluated, and recognized appropriately. Staff and volunteers should be oriented to their positions, the organization, and the Standards for Excellence code, and should be provided with appropriate professional development opportunities.
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