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Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out

March 24, 2008View for printing

A new survey sponsored by the Casey and Meyer Foundations and assesses future directions for non-profit leadership. Researchers surveyed 6,000 emerging non-profit leaders and asked them to discuss the pros and cons of heading a non-profit organization.

In general, the news is pretty sobering. While young non-profit staffers love their work, they also see that non-profit leadership is often a thankless task with long hours, low pay, and limited outside support networks. These perceptions sometimes make it difficult to recruit and retain talented non-profit executives. And, demographic pressures may worsen the situation, as a shrinking workforce will intensify the war for talent between businesses, government agencies and non-profits.

The report recommends that current non-profit leaders pay more attention to the leadership pipeline by consciously working to mentor and groom new leaders and to create more attractive career opportunities for next generation leaders.

Full Report: ... ead2008.pdf
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