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What Makes a Good Nonprofit Leader?

A good nonprofit leader is well-informed. You communicate with all levels of staff and customers and ask their opinions on your products.

A good nonprofit leader is empathetic. The success of your team is comprised of the individual efforts of your team. Get to know them as people, as family members, as members of a community - not only as employees.

A good nonprofit leader is energetic. Leaders set the pace for an organization. By working hard and creatively, your employees and board members will be inspired to follow your example.

A good nonprofit leader understands the marketplace and how to market within it.

A good nonprofit leader is able to accept criticism and shares credit. You are willing to work as a team member of a greater team effort.

A good nonprofit leader appreciates the expertise and contribution of others. They know how to delegate.

A good nonprofit leader leads by listening. You need to learn about the need, before you can fill it.