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Start off by ensuring that you are a detail-oriented person and are passionate about being the primary leadership on a team. Next, you'll want to complete your bachelor's degree in a management field or a business-related field. You'll want to complete five or more years in senior management experience. This experience should preferably be in a nonprofit setting but can also be valuable if in another setting. Try to gain industry experience working with a board of directors and with budgeting and balancing finances for an organization. Finally, you can apply for an executive director position at the organization of your choice.
An executive director should have a strong grasp on strategic thinking, be confident, have effective management skills and have the experience and background to support their ideas.