Founders of nonprofits are special people. They have vision. They have sufficient charisma and/or connections to get that vision off the ground. Some may even have the ability to help sustain that vision. But they are not gods; they are not infallible; and they are not United States Supreme Court Justices, appointed for life. There comes a time when every founder has to go. Completely.
While I have known a few founders who have recognized when it was time for them to go in order to Read more
What about founders? Do they help or hurt? That was a student’s recent version of a question I get asked a lot, in many different setting? Loaded question or what!
The truth is that founders who know how to be good founders are a true asset, not just to the organization which they establish, but to the community which they serve. Unfortunately, however, the flip side of that is equally true: founders who do not know how to be good founders are worse than not being asset; they Read more