Across the country a wave of executive transition is (or will soon be) having an impact on local programs and state coalitions. This report from Compass Point, Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out, focuses more broadly on this trend in the nonprofit sector, and includes some interesting information for our field also:
From recent reports, including our own Daring to Lead 2006 study, we know that the sector is facing large-scale executive turnover and has turned its attention to strengthening its leadership pipeline by focusing on the recruitment, retention and development of next generation of leaders. To better understand and address these issues, CompassPoint (in partnership with The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Meyer Foundation and Idealist.org) recently surveyed over 5,700 nonprofits. Our findings suggest that there are indicators of strength within the leadership pipeline. Despite these promising indicators, we also found that next generation leaders face significant barriers to pursuing executive positions.
For the full report download the attachment below.