Welcome to the Non-Profit GP!

My entire career has been spent in leadership of small non-profit organizations.  By small, I mean less than (way less than) 50 staff members.

This blog has been started to be a first stop for help, a primary care clinic if you will, for leaders of small non-profit and third sector organizations.  These leaders know better than others that time and resources are not always available for them to hire consultants or other specialists when they are needed.  Even more, the consultants and other specialists that are available often have most of their experience in business and corporate settings or have worked with large – sometimes very large – non-profit organizations.  Unfortunately, this experience and knowledge doesn’t always transfer well for use in small non-profit organizations.

I’m all about small non-profits.  That’s where my experience is drawn from.  However, I’ve also studied non-profit organizations so that my experienced is backed up with the best available science.  After years of experience in non-profit leadership I returned to school about three years ago to earn a PhD in non-profit organizational leadership.  Even now I’m working with my dissertation chair to define my research topic and refine my research questions.  If you don’t mind, I’ll also use this blog to keep you posted on my progress.

For now, thanks for stopping in.  See you again soon!


Copyright 2011 by Thomas W. Klaus