nonprofit leadership, nonprofit management, generation x, generation y, diversity


Civic and Community Engagement | Inequality and Stratification | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Work, Economy and Organizations


A report of a three-day conference on nonprofit leadership, held in Grand Rapids, MI in July 2007, identified that there is a leadership deficit, mentoring is needed for emerging leaders, structural challenges create barriers to nonprofit careers, and Generation X and Y believe the nonprofit sector needs more diversity. Funder support for infrastructure and operating costs, and communication to facilitate the generational leadership transition were identified as key to mitigating the leadership deficit.