In a recent conversation with a representative of a funding organization that is changing its direction (not uncommon these days), we discussed our mystification at nonprofits’ failure to embrace succession planning. To be honest, it continues to baffle me.
Why would an executive director, leaving on positive terms,
want to put the organization at risk simply because s/he is moving on? And, why would a board want to be rudderless
at a most vulnerable time for the organization, when it could easily have been
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Year after year, charitable giving makes up only 2% of America’s GDP. I don’t care what the actual number of dollars is because it still always amount to the same small percentage.
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I was intrigued when I caught a headline suggesting there were three ways to increase this 2%. Sadly, though the author of the article says these three things could move the needle on the GDP, they certainly didn’t move me: legacy giving (the new term for planned giving), donor Read more