A New Report (with Tools) For Deciding on Extended Executive Transitions

Written by Stephanie Clohesy Download your copy of the report and its tools here. I have a friend who has a hard time leaving any gathering…a meeting, a party, the restaurant, the office. She stalls, complements the host, promises to reconnect, pulls a thread for a new conversation, sets up the next gathering…anything that averts what […]

Surprise! Boomers are Aging

Written by Frances Kunreuther Even though we’re not going back to school, we at the Building Movement Project have entered the fall thinking about the year ahead. We are meeting on leadership, service and social change, and movement building; and like everyone else, our plate stays full and we only wish we could really do […]

Planning for New Roles but Few Rules

Written by Frances Kunreuther It IS happening!  The older Boomers are starting to leave top roles in nonprofit organizations, and many more are thinking about what is next. Our latest report in the Life After Leadership Series, New Roles, Few Rules: Planning for Purpose Beyond Position is a much needed look at how these first wavers are creating pathways […]

Reflecting on Your Readiness to Leave

Written by Caroline McAndrews Since releasing The Leadership in Leaving, BMP has received many different responses, but one that we hear again and again is, “How do I know when it is the right time to leave?”  As the authors of the report point out, “Ending a long-term position can be one of the hardest leadership […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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