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Career Story: CEO Of A Non-Profit Organization

CEO Of A Non-Profit Organization

Job Title: CEO Of Non Profit

Education: BA in History, UNC Charlotte

Previous Experience: Law Enforcement Training

Job Tasks: I am the CEO of a small non-profit that provides education, awareness and support during disasters as well as provides life saving training to the community. We also prepare volunteers to help on large scale incidents across the county. We handle three counties in western North Carolina that have a combined population of 250,000. We perform our tasks with four full time employees, four part time employees, and 200 volunteers.

My position really has to cover many bases on any given day. I split most of my time between fundraising efforts and administrative duties. I do not really have enough time to go out into the community and tell our story and that is so important.

I do travel a good deal as we have a regional grouping and we meet periodically. Once in a while I may go to Washington DC for a meeting.

You need to be able to accept disruption as your day never goes as planned when you have a small staff. You must be able to juggle many activities and work on them when you can. You must be able to see progress in small leaps instead of working on one project till it gets done.

You will also be at the mercy of volunteers. They will stand you up when you need them and then they will poke into your business and delay you.

Do not ever drag your feet, time is precious and if you put off a task you will get burned.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best is working with those in need, providing support and avenues to get back on their feet.

The worst is aspect of this job is fundraising as it is hard to have a small staff and do all of the different jobs that are required. The bottom line is that you cannot spend a dollar on service if you have not earned that dollar.

Job Tips:
1. Stay flexible as conditions always change, believe in networking through work and the community, and hire good people under you.

2. You cannot anticipate what will happen day to day and time will escape from you. Work on your deadlines early as you will be pulled off topic without warning.

3. Try your best to create community partnerships with agencies that will help you fund raise, deliver your message, and provide your core support.

Additional Thoughts: None

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