"Korngold’s Leveraging Good Will
is a must-read for any business seeking to engage their executives on nonprofits boards in order to develop leadership and strengthen communities. Her innovations and visionary consulting work with leading corporations and service firms has made her an expert with unique insight into the challenges of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations in today’s business environment." --Thomas E. Meador, CEO, American Express, Tax and Business Services
"Practical, how-to guidance on how to build stronger nonprofit board leadership to gain a competitive edge. Leveraging Good Will defines the roadmap for success." --Suzanne Sutter, president, Things Remembered, Inc., and chair, Make a Wish Foundation of America
"At last, a book that illuminates the often murky intersection between not-for-profits and the business sector, much to the benefit of both--and to the reader." --Sheila Wellington, clinical professor of management, Stern/NYU School of Business
"Korngold’s Leveraging Good Will is a superb resource for any business that wants to enlist its workforce in improving our communities and country." --John M. Bridgeland, president and CEO, Civic Enterprises, LLC
From the Inside Flap
Leveraging Good Will
shows how nonprofit organizations can access the extraordinary resources of businesses, and how for-profits can benefit from partnering with nonprofits. Written by Alice Korngold—an expert in matching business professionals with nonprofit organizations—this important resource clearly demonstrates how nonprofits can gain valuable experience, expertise, relationships, and funding that will elevate and advance their organizations while businesses can build stronger relationships with the community and develop the next generation of leaders.
Filled with illustrative examples and real-life success stories, Leveraging Good Will is an insider’s guide to what it takes for nonprofits to transform their organizations through partnerships with businesses. Step by step, the book outlines how to create a solid plan based on proven-in-practice techniques. It offers practical information and shows how to connect businesses and business volunteers who will:
- Provide expertise in strategic planning, financial management, communications, pricing, and public relations
- Increase revenues and funding through strategic approaches
- Improve board governance by focusing on key issues, including the revenue model, mergers and alliances, and outcome measurement
This valuable book gives nonprofit leaders the confidence they need to leverage what they have to offer businesses—including increased visibility and good will in the community, enhanced credibility and corporate image, leadership development, and team-building—so they can attract and partner with businesses. In addition, the book offers invaluable advice on making the match work so that both businesses and nonprofits achieve their respective goals.