ShipShape

An Uncomplicated Guide to Navigating your Nonprofit

By Eric Schmall

If your nonprofit board seems bewildered over its true role, doesn't really understand the mission, allows the organization to drift aimlessly, squabbles with its executive director over authority and responsibility then get ready to have all of that disorder and confusion cleared up once and for all.

ShipShape offers your nonprofit a simple, engaging, and refreshing unique guide to governing and managing your organization. The guide book assures clear sailing into a wide-open ocean of absorbing ideas and stirring tales illustrating how to skillfully navigate your nonprofit to success.

This book is a culmination of ten years of critical evaluation by CNPE to find and recognize the non-profits that best embody and actualize these core principles. The principles are applicable to any great organization; the award winners highlighted in the book successfully apply these principles while doing good and necessary work in our community.

About CNPE

Eric Schmall is the Director of Consultation with CNPE. CNPE provides the greater Louisville region, which has more than 1,600 non-profits, with a central point of access to information, best practices, professional development, and hands-on consultation to help the social sector reach its individual and collective aspirations. Established in 1999, CNPE's mission is to serve the social sector's quest for excellence through education, consultation, and network advocacy.

For more information about the CNPE, visit www.cnpe.org.

Author/Contributors

AUTHOR: Eric Schmall, Director of Consultation at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE), Louisville, Kentucky CNPE provides the greater Louisville region, which has more than 1,600 non-profits, with a central point of access to information, best practices, professional development, and hands-on consultation to help the social sector reach its individual and collective aspirations. Established in 1999, CNPE's mission is to serve the social sector's quest for excellence through education, consultation, and network advocacy.

DESIGNER: Elizabeth Perry Spalding of 21 Skye Design
ILLUSTRATOR : Chris Austerman, Intern at Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University

Praise

As the former State Auditor for Kentucky, I witnessed dozens of nonprofit organizations whose governance was lacking because their boards and staff were often unprepared and inadequately trained. This clear and compelling publication by Eric Schmall offers a valuable roadmap to put any nonprofit on the path to successful management. His inspired use of clever metaphors serves to actively engage the reader in learning from the helpful tools he provides.

Crit Luallen
former State Auditor,Commonwealth of Kentucky

Awards/Publicity

Annual CNPE Conference

Media Release

Clarion Review of ShipShape

Events

Annual CNPE Conference

Links

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

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