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23 days ago

Associate Executive Director

MDA Los Angeles, CA

as assigned. Positions supervised may include Area Director, Director of Business Development, Fundraising Coordinator… MDA

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Muscular Dystrophy Association President & CEO Steven M. Derks
Steven M. Derks
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    helping the children and their famlies

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (More than 3 years)

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    1. helping the children with muscle disease 2. nothing else


    1. an environment of micro-management for every detail 2. increasing fundraising quotas from above 3. unskilled co-workers at middle level 4. overseeing the part time phone recruiters (who often do a good job but are told its never good enough) 5. middle pay level with few raises over the years

    Advice to Management

    Please realize that the good people at the middle and lower ranks of the MDA are the reason you are a functioning large NON-PROFIT. Instead of pressuring them, try showing appreciation to them and this will make them do great things for the MDA. There is no need to have constant fundraising pressure and micromanaging of everyone. The general MDA office management climate of micromanaging every detail does nothing but erode the empowerment of that person's confidence who is being "instructed" on improved ways to do or say something. That person who is being frequently "critiqued" or "micromanaged" begins to question their native and learned skills and their confidence over time is eroded so this may cause many of them to quit. I have watched so many people at these two levels come and go not because of increasing quotas but because of constant micromanagement commentary from others inside their own offices.

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