The Intrepid Nonprofit


The Intrepid Nonprofit: Strategies for Success in Turbulent Times

The Intrepid Nonprofit: Strategies for Success in Turbulent Times is a playbook for nonprofit leaders to help them navigate the turbulent environment ahead.

It examines difficult challenges facing nonprofits, such as shrinking or stagnating revenue sources, technological change, under-performing boards, staff turnover, mission drift, or measuring intangible results. Drawing insights from organizations that have not only prospered but sometimes achieved outstanding results, the book outlines practical strategies for success, including some out-of-the-box approaches to leadership. It also calls upon governments and foundations to do more to support the sector.

Tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders will have to be intrepid—resolute, imaginative, adaptable, and courageous. This book will inspire and sustain them when the going gets tough.

Praise For The Intrepid Nonprofit

"What an excellent book…fascinating, comprehensive, up-to-date, insightful, helpful!
— ​Scott Haldane, CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation, ex CEO, National Council of YMCAs

"Leaders in organizations will find many take-away ideas. This book is a fresh take on the sector and an important resource for those interested in good governance and the future of nonprofit organizations.”
— ​Lyn McDonell, C. Dir., President, The Accountability Group, Inc.

"One of the best books I have read on governance in nonprofits. This book will be attitudinally transformative if read with an open mind. It makes the segue from how things are to how they could be.”
— Ed Barisa, ex CEO, Ontario Real Estate Association, former Board Chair, Canadian Society of Association Executives

"This well-informed book covers the landscape of strategic issues facing nonprofit organizations…. It will spark conversations about the future that need to be held around board tables, by funders and by nonprofit executives…. A book with very broad appeal.”
— ​Blair Dimock, Vice President, Ontario Trillium Foundation

ISBN 978-1-5255-0543-0 FriesenPress 2019
330 pages soft cover / 6 x 9 in / 475 gr (17 ounces)