Philanthropy and Voluntarism
PND Connections - Look Here! Attracting and Developing the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders
The need to recruit and develop talented leaders is more important than ever for nonprofit organizations, which face a changing of the guard as baby boomers, many of whom founded their own nonprofits, prepare to retire. Look Here! Attracting and Developing the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders (32 pages, PDF), a new report from the Pittsburgh-based Forbes Funds, addresses some of the critical issues related to how jobseekers perceive nonprofit work and what needs to be done to attract and retain them, not just in the Pittsburgh region, but nationally. Based on research completed under the auspices of the Tropman Fund for Nonprofit Research, one of three funds managed by Forbes, the report looks at the recruitment and retention practices of nonprofits; missed connections among nonprofits, college seniors, and career placement offices; and the motivations of young people seeking employment in the nonprofit sector.