Monthly Archives: June 2011

CompassPoint and Meyer release Daring to Lead 2011

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in California and the Meyer Foundation here in Washington have released a follow-up study report as part of their “Daring to Lead” series.

This report raises some serious issues – issues that still amaze me that we continue to talk about them.  More than 3,000 nonprofit executives participated in the survey from which the report was developed, and it is absolutely worth your time and attention.

Their big findings are some critical takeaways.  Basically they are:

  1. Executive turnover is going to remain steady if not increase, and board are basically NOT prepared for that reality.
  2. The tried-and-true financial models for running a nonprofit are just not sustainable anymore, and that’s leading to serious frustration and anxiety.
  3. Even with all of these big problems out there, executives are staying resolved and energized!

Download this report.  Read it.  Share it with your board. Share it with your colleagues.  Share it with your top funders.  Start a conversation about what implications these findings have for your nonprofit.

Visit the new website www.daringtolead.org to learn more and to join in a broader conversation about leadership and its role in the nonprofit sector.

Feel free to share your thoughts here as well.

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