My guest for this episode is Sarah Olivieri. Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit business strategist, #1 International Best Selling Author, and former Executive Director. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and online training and has been a featured expert on more than 50 podcasts. Sarah is the creator of the Impact Method – a framework that helps nonprofits simplify their operations, build aligned teams, and make a bigger impact without getting overwhelmed or burning out.

Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures and holds a master’s degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.

Sarah has over 17 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She was the co-founder of the Open Center for Autism, the Executive Director of the Helping of War Foundation, and co-author of Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs.

As the founder and heart behind PivotGround, Sarah helps nonprofits make a big impact with relative ease.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • What is the nonprofit executive director position description? To promote the organization’s mission and “voice”!
  • The unspoken challenges of being an executive director. No one told us!
  • How do you address the conflict of interest in nonprofit organizations?
  • Who really makes the big decisions? The executive director or the board members?
  • Leadership traits every great executive director should have. Do leaders need to be experts?
  • Why is it important that there is a good relationship between the board and executive director?
  • And much more!

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