By Jeffrey R. Wilcox, CFRE It’s too bad that whenever the word, “succession,” finds its way into conversations at most nonprofit organizations, most view its utterance as code for “someone needs to go.” When an inevitable transition occurs, these organizations soon discover that having kept that succession in the closet ultimately costs their worthy causes
A Q&A with Jeffrey Wilcox, Third Sector Company CEO and President Any employment transition comes with its difficulties, but changes in leadership, especially for short periods of time, can be especially challenging. While navigating this process, especially in the nonprofit sector, it’s important to keep your organization’s “vision,” its overlying goals and what you want
Leaders can make or break an organization, and good leadership can be hard to find. When unexpected changes in leadership happen, it can take a toll on your team-especially in a nonprofit setting when employees, volunteers, donors, and clients are all involved. A good leader, even for a short period of time, is vital to
The practice of skillful short-term executive leadership for nonprofit organizations is in the midst of a significant landscape change from its traditional beginnings. Today, the marketplace offers interim management to nonprofit organizations through private practitioners, practitioner cooperatives, nonprofit management support organizations, single-focused proprietary organizations, and multi-faceted private firms that include interim management as a component of a larger suite of services.