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Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership

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While the threat of wholesale Baby Boom retirement has seemed imminent for some time, it is finally and undeniably happening now. At this forum, the Boston Foundation released its fifth Understanding Boston report on the subject of nonprofit effectiveness, with a sharp focus on leadership development in the face of an oncoming wave of transitions.

Opportunity in Change is based on extensive surveys and focus groups with nonprofit leaders throughout New England and a subset from Greater Boston. The report’s findings yield not only statistics on leadership transitions on the horizon, but also advice for nonprofits that could be equally sound for any organization. Indeed, if organizations don’t seize the moment and act strategically and proactively now, they may miss the chance to address many other longstanding challenges on a significant scale.

Podcast with Hez G. Norton, Director of Partnerships and Leadership Initiatives for Third Sector New England and Jennifer W. Aronson, Associate Vice President for Programs