All-volunteer and very small nonprofits have challenges, but many of them are of their own making and, thus, can be corrected. This working shop will identify those common mistakes and provide suggestions for auto-correction. This workshop, however, will not provide a magic wand.
Attendees can expect to learn the following:
- what is and isn’t the job of the board of an all volunteer or small nonprofit
- how to successfully engage volunteers
- how to create the right infrastructure
- right-sizing your income strategy
Laura Otten, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Nonprofit Center, La Salle University
Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been Executive Director of The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business, a management support organization that enhances the management and governance capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout the Delaware Valley, since 2001. She has been associated with The Center since 1985, as a consultant, instructor and director of evaluation and research. In 2013, she added to her responsibilities by developing and becoming the first director of La Salle University’s new Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership.
She has led The Nonprofit Center in developing innovative and expanded programs to meet changing community needs, raising quality standards, and fostering the development of applied research on nonprofit management issues. Laura also continues to work directly with clients, primarily in the areas of board development, succession planning, and coaching directly with clients.
Laura received her Ph.D. in Sociology and her M.A. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.A. in Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.
Her weekly blog, Nonprofit University (nonprofituniversityblog.org), is read in over 155 countries. Her website is at www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org