Daring to Lead 2006

New York, NY (September 1, 2006)- Relentless fundraising pressure, weak boards of directors, low salaries, and lack of management support are causing many executive directors of small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations to leave their jobs. Daring to Lead 2006, a new study based on a survey of nearly 2,000 executive directors in eight metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., reports that three out of four nonprofit executive directors are likely to leave their jobs within the next five years.


For anyone who believes that committed and talented executive directors are critical to the success of nonprofit organizations, this report offers sobering news. Some data from this survey confirm findings of the first Daring to Lead study, conducted by CompassPoint in 2001, and reinforce other regional and national survey results.
Related Resources:
Daring to Lead 2006
Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Meyer Foundation