Monday, March 3, 2008

Who in the world would be an Executive Director?!?!

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that "A study released today shows that many potential charity managers are not inclined to pursue leadership posts, demonstrating how hard it could be to replace the baby boomers now retiring from top nonprofit jobs."

The findings -- cited in the image below (click here to enlarge -- are fairly alarming:When asked, "Do you want to be an executive director of a nonprofit someday?" two-thirds of respondents had either a negative opinion or an indecisive one.

The full report, "Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out," is available free for downloading on the Meyer foundation Web site at

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