Sustainability IS your Succession Plan

Sustainability IS your Succession Plan

“78% of (nonprofit) leaders intend to leave their job by 2020.” –    Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership This statistic comes from a study Third Sector New England prepared for the Boston...
Organizational Analysis and Systems Thinking

Organizational Analysis and Systems Thinking

We rely on organizational analysis with every client, with every project. It’s now we ensure they have the context needed to make informed decisions about the future of their organization or agency. The key to doing good organizational analysis is to examine the...
Succession Planning Part 3: 4 Keys to Succeeding a Founder

Succession Planning Part 3: 4 Keys to Succeeding a Founder

People who found nonprofit organizations are a special breed. Passionate, hardworking, and loyal, they often have invested their blood, sweat, and tears to get things off the ground and build a successful operation. Donors, clients, partners, board members, and the...
Succession Planning Part 2: What If No One Gets Hit by a Bus?

Succession Planning Part 2: What If No One Gets Hit by a Bus?

Yes, sometimes people do get hit by a bus. Or win the lottery, or have a baby and opt to stay at home, or decide to travel around the world—you get the idea. If your organization still doesn’t have an emergency succession plan in place to manage these eventualities,...
Succession Planning Part 1: Unpacking Succession Planning

Succession Planning Part 1: Unpacking Succession Planning

77%. That’s how many nonprofit executives plan to leave their positions sometime in the next four years. 34% plan to leave sometime in the next two years. Statistics like this—from CompassPoint’s Daring to Lead 2011 report—explain why so many clients have been asking...
Organizational Analysis (or how to know what you need to know!)

Organizational Analysis (or how to know what you need to know!)

Mission-driven organizations operate in a complex environment. Operating in isolation from the world around you is no longer an option. Economic, political, and technological trends all have an impact on how you do business. Effective leaders know how to tap into...