Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out

New York, NY (January 1, 2008)- A skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders would like to be nonprofit executive directors in the future, according to a new national survey of nearly 6,000 next generation leaders. However, the survey also finds that there are significant barriers: work-life balance, insufficient life-long earning potential, lack of mentorship, and overwhelming fundraising responsibilities which may prevent many younger nonprofit staff from becoming executives.


The survey, Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out, is the largest national survey to date of emerging nonprofit leaders and was produced by the Meyer Foundation in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Idealist.org. According to the Urban Institute, there are currently more than 850,000 registered public charities in the United States.
Related Resources:
Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out
Daring to Lead 2006
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Meyer Foundation
Idealist.org