Equipping nonprofits to advance social change

Introduction

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Introduction:

Differences in how generations approach leadership are based not only on each cohort’s experiences but also on their stage of life. How they view themselves and the world changes as they age and approach different development tasks, with each change affecting work, family life, and the general sense of what is needed for well-being. Each generation’s leadership tasks in social sector work reflects their stage of life and the unique circumstances of their age cohort. 

The skills and development tasks outlined in this introduction summarize each generation’s primary identification now. Different generations of non-profit leadership also have specific roles to play in relation to other generations. The table below outlines the ways that each generation reacts to the others and the support and challenges they can offer.

roles and tasks for each generation