html5-img
1 / 7

Executive Director 101: Politics and Funding

Executive Director 101: Politics and Funding. Oakland. San Francisco. Silicon Valley. Fremont/ Milpitas. Palo Alto/ Mtn View. Santa Clara/ Cupertino. San Jose. The Way To San Jose. Largest city in Bay Area Nation ’ s 10 th largest city

magar
Télécharger la présentation

Executive Director 101: Politics and Funding

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. Content is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only. Download presentation by click this link. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server. During download, if you can't get a presentation, the file might be deleted by the publisher.

E N D

Presentation Transcript


  1. Executive Director 101: Politics and Funding

  2. Oakland San Francisco Silicon Valley Fremont/ Milpitas Palo Alto/ Mtn View Santa Clara/ Cupertino San Jose The Way To San Jose • Largest city in Bay Area • Nation’s 10th largest city • 3rd largest California city, after Los Angeles and San Diego • The urban center of Silicon Valley • 178 square miles • SJDA est. 1986; FY12-13 budget: $5.5 million

  3. Politics and funding are linked • New organization or mature? • • Good mayor or bad mayor? • Funding: diversify and focus

  4. All politics are local • Hostile public leaders vs. supportive • Establish your value • Relationships require nurturing • Staff lasts longer than politicians • Who needs to know? • Involvement in elections is risky

  5. Funding is your job • The Executive Director must feed the bear • Pros and cons of diversification • Assessment districts • Contract services • Earned income • Grants

  6. Managing politics of funding • Show me the money • Internal Coordination • Board/Finance committee • City/local government liaison • Be careful what you ask for • Know when to say “no” • Do the paperwork • Report out/tell your story

  7. Benefits You have joined a cult • Best practices abound • Your IDA colleagues are available • You are not alone

More Related