Andy Levy-AjzenkopfBy Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 30, 2006
The voluntary sector is chock full of talented, tireless, selfless people all trying to better their communities and the country as a whole. Generally speaking, there exists in the sector a generosity of spirit and an understanding of the inherent need to maintain a social safety net for those less privileged in our society. Needless to say, stewarding this ideological army of volunteers, helpers, staff and board members is one tough job; but executive directors of organizations, foundations and associations do it daily. The executive director (ED) is the fulcrum between day-to-day management of the office and the board of directors. It’s a unique and rewarding position, but according to many who occupy it, it's also a lonely one."