How Successful Nonprofits Develop Future Leaders
By Sarah Ford on June 25, 2012
While resource constraints are one challenge most nonprofits face, the biggest obstacle to improved leadership development may be the behavior of leaders. Many nonprofit leaders (including nonprofit boards) confront the question of leadership development only when faced with a succession crisis. And by then it may be too late.
A change of thinking is needed to overcome this obstacle. Bridgespan has created Plan A: How Successful Nonprofits Develop Their Future Leaders as a guide to help nonprofits think differently about leadership development.
The process laid out in this guide is intended to help nonprofits:
- Define leadership needs
- Identify future leaders
- Detail activities to strengthen their leadership muscle