145: Tackling Toxic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Andrew Olsen)
Does your nonprofit organization exhibit symptoms of toxic leadership? Feelings of isolation among staff could be misinterpreted as stresses related to recent life changing events such as Covid, so nonprofit leaders must be more cognizant of underlying conditions which may be fostering a toxic environment within an organization. In episode #145 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership Patton and Andrew Olsen discuss recent events and how they have changed the way people, especially young professionals, think about what is and isn’t acceptable behavior within a nonprofit organization. As a fundraising expert who has worked with hundreds of organizations, Andrew explains how a toxic workplace may be contributing to a nonprofit’s inability to achieve the revenue they need to deliver on their mission. You’ll hear specific methods of addressing negative toxicity with members of your board, staff and donors that will create a better, more successful environment. Leaders of all levels will learn valuable techniques they can implement immediately from Andrew and Patton, that will accelerate their career and create the kind of positive environment in which everyone can excel.
Andrew Olsen, CFRE is President at Altus Marketing, a Moore Company, where he and his team provide fully integrated fundraising strategy and execution to local and national nonprofit organizations and ministries. He’s served nonprofit organizations for nearly 25 years, and has helped nearly 1,000 organizations raise over half a billion dollars in his career. He’s the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller, 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How You Can Avoid Them, and the Amazon Best Selling, Rainmaking: The Fundraiser’s Guide to Landing Big Gifts. He’s also host of the top-ranked show, The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast. Andrew lives on a small farm in East Tennessee with his wife Deborah, their three daughters, and a menagerie of farm animals.
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