Program executives and those who lead grantmaking strategy and practice are invited to attend a breakfast conversation about leadership transitions in nonprofit organizations.
The idea for this meeting originated from our observations that a number of executive level transitions are taking place in nonprofit social justice groups. We see this as both a challenge and an opportunity. The exit of leadership can be a stressful time for an organization; at the same time it opens new possibilities. For instance, one question we have is how philanthropy can better support new leaders of color who are interested and willing to step into these roles.
Over a decade ago, the anticipated exit of the baby boom generation was seen as a crisis that would wreak havoc on the nonprofit sector. The field of Executive Transition Management was developed to help boards navigate these changes using an organizational development lens; there was also a rise in Interim Executive Directors to fill the gap between the exiting leader and hiring of a new one.
We are curious about best practices for philanthropy in organizations experiencing leadership transitions now, especially for small and midsize groups that may not have the resources for extensive support. During our time together, we plan to focus on sharing experiences, raising concerns, and identifying what we would like to learn.
- Types of transitions that are taking place
- Where new leadership is being trained and nurtured, especially leaders of color
- How to support new leaders of color
- What are the elements of a “healthy” transition
Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld will facilitate this conversation. They have a long history in writing about generation shifts in nonprofit leadership, the leadership in leaving, and the nonprofit racial leadership gap.
All interested funders who are decision-makers in their foundations; one representative per organization. Space is limited; first come, first served.
8:45- 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 10:30 AM Program (light breakfast provided)
Registration is required by February 27th.
One person per organization:
PNY Members: To register yourself or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.
Guests of Co-Sponsors: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email email@example.com with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by whom you were invited. ($150 fee)
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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