Christian Dame Edit Name
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Chris Dame has been managing change for government, business, and nonprofit organizations for over 40 years. He has direct experience managing large-scale government and development projects involving design, finance, market research, legal issues, and community relations. Later he served as a consultant to closely-held businesses throughout the northeast and internationally.
He’s served as CEO and board member of for-profits, and volunteer, board member, and chair of several non-profits. Since starting NPT he’s been the Interim Executive Director for many different kinds of organizations including a major homeless veteran’s shelter, Rhode Island's largest Hispanic social service agency, a regional nonprofit housing development agency, a child care center, and a $30 million social service agency. He’s consulted to funders in several states about nonprofit turnarounds. Recruited by the President of The Rhode Island Foundation to head the team that established the Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence, he designed the foundation’s initial programs to train leaders, build capacity, and encourage excellence in the state's nonprofit sector. As NPT’s President he’s consulted to numerous nonprofits nationally on start-ups, governance, executive coaching, turnarounds, program administration, strategic planning, succession, and a host of other transition challenges. Chris has a Masters in City Planning from Harvard University. He completed the Third Sector New England Interim Executive Directors training program. He speaks frequently at conferences, and he is a certified professional mediator. He is also an experienced international mountain climber and photographer.
This general overview of financial best practices is a resource for beginning board members. The content in the handouts can also serve as a model or guide for creating written policies and expectations. The Toolkit is designed to be used by board members, with board members. Read the Facilitator's Guide to... (continued)
This is the first exercise in a series that will introduce your team to the concepts of social enterprise (earned income) and show you the steps required to become a successful entrepreneurial organization. Visit the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship for more on this topic:... (continued)
The purpose of this 10 minute exercise is to raise your board's awareness of the need to prepare for a sudden departure or unavailability of a key leader. It should also give you a good start in identifying your current leader's abilities that are critical to the operation of your... (continued)
I created this Financial Dashboard / Scorecard as the primary Financial Control tool for the CEO, COO and I (CFO) to manage LifePoint Solutions (a non-profit Agency providing Mental Health Services). I found our agency lacking financial management and control tools. It tracks all the key metrics... (continued)