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It’s tough at the top: advice for nonprofit CEOs

The position of a CEO (or Director, Manager, Co-ordinator or any other job title that may be given to the senior member of staff) in the community and voluntary sector can certainly be a tough one and a lonely one at times. There can be no doubt that the role of a CEO in any sector is a highly pressurised one. In the community and voluntary sector there are some unique problems: the complex needs of clients or members, accountability to a plethora of stakeholders, hard to measure results, attracting and retaining skilled staff particularly when salaries aren’t high and of course, funding, funding, funding.

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The position of a CEO