Philip Coltoff, who led the Children’s Aid Society of New York City from 1981-2005 as the organization’s President and CEO, and who is currently the Katherine W. and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and Executive-in-Residence at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, has written a critically well-received new book entitled “At the Crossroads: Not-for-Profit Leadership Strategies for Executives and Boards,” published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
“At the Crossroads” is an up-to-the-minute guide to the complex art of nonprofit leadership in today’s challenging environment, capturing the insights gained by the author during nearly 25 years of leadership in the field. Coltoff, who teaches “Executive Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector,” a seminar series at the Silver School, shares in this seminal book his observations and advice about everything from fundraising imperatives to working with volunteers, and the role of technology in the visibility and success of a nonprofit.
“The roller-coaster that is nonprofit management is especially frenzied these days,” commented one reader, Michael Stoller, Executive Director, Human Services Council of NYC. “This book addresses the questions nonprofit leaders are asking today about organizational direction, new legal mandates, the ever-present necessity of fundraising, and the challenges unique to these times.”
Lynn Videka, Professor and Dean at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, described the "At the Crossroads" as “an outstanding resource to the aspiring generation of not-for-profit leaders.”
“The needs of our communities,” commented Kimberly B. Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, “are greater than ever before, and once again, Phil has provided a wonderful ‘how to’ guide to help nonprofits tackle read-world 21st century issues.”