BMP at Independent Sector

Written by Caroline McAndrews This past week, staff at the Building Movement Project had the opportunity to present some of our recent work at the Independent Sector conference.  As is always the case, we learned so much from those who participated in the sessions and wanted to share a little bit of that here. Frances, […]

New Resources: Tools for Leadership

Written by Caroline McAndrews For the past several years, we have been researching and writing reports about how to work across generations and build leadership for social change in your organization and in the nonprofit sector.  Once we release each report, we spend months developing exercises and tools for people to use to apply the […]

Independent Sector’s NGen Program

Welcoming Newcomers into the Fold Written by Caroline McAndrews This past year, I’ve been a part of the advisory committee for Independent Sector’s NGen pre-conference.  I’ve also been an attendee for the past 5 years.  More and more I’ve seen associations such as Independent Sector try to increase programming for younger and/or emerging leaders.  The NGen […]

Detroit (Still) on My Mind

Written by Frances Kunreuther Last week, Linda Campbell wrote about her experiences in Detroit. In These Times has a terrific article, Detroit’s Downfall: Beyond the Myth of Black Misleadership, by Marilyn Katz that gives a different narrative on Detroit’s current woes. Though not as pointed, I read two other pieces about Detroit during the week that confirm Katz’s analysis. […]

Is it a Crisis?

Written by Frances Kunreuther The Chronicle of Philanthropy has featured our new report publication The Leadership in Leaving in their article “Calling it Quits” (pdf). For years we heard that the leadership transitions in the nonprofit sector – the one from aging boomers to the next generations – would result in a mass exodus in experienced leaders and a […]

The Nonprofit Leadership Crisis We’ve All Been Waiting For

Written by Caitlin Endyke Earlier this week, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported on an interesting phenomenon in Charlotte, North Carolina. It appears that nonprofit executives there are finally proving right the 2006 theory that a mass exodus of long-term nonprofit leaders was on the horizon, as 35 of the city’s nonprofits have changed leaders in the last year. The sector […]

20th Anniversary

Reflections on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship Written by Frances Kunreuther This weekend I will be in Baltimore to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship . In 1997, I left my job as the executive director of the Hetrick-Martin Institute and arrived in Baltimore at the Casey […]

The Leadership in Leaving

By the Numbers Written by Frances Kunreuther I am astounded when I read that 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 every day. So I did a little math of my own. There are 1.3 million nonprofit organizations in the United States that have a budget of $25,000 or more.  Recent estimates suggest that over 75% of nonprofit leaders […]

Webinar Recap: Vision for Change

Written by Caroline McAndrews Last week, Helen Kim and I hosted a webinar that reviewed the findings of Vision for Change: A New Wave of Social Justice Leadership.  The report was based on in-depth interviews with social justice leaders under 40, and we were lucky to have one such leader, Carlos Saavedra, join us on the call to […]

Leaving Long-term Leadership

Personal Stories and Shared Experiences Written by Frances Kunreuther Our research on leadership started over a decade ago with a focus on the generational transfer between older and younger leaders in executive positions. That frame has kept evolving. When we published our book, Working Across Generations: The Future of Nonprofit Leadershipwe wanted to address how younger […]

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