In this episode of Charity Executive TV, David Hutchinson discusses the benefits of healthy long term executive leadership in the non-profit sector.
The next 10 years are going to be a challenge for many Canadian charities from a talent perspective. Many organizations have not taken the time they’ve needed to determine what their talent needs are going to be over the next few years. The statistics don’t lie: 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 per day over the next 19 years.
The other piece is that charities – especially if established – have long-term leadership who have become the executive leadership but haven’t practiced mentorship or leadership development with the next generation of leaders. Most organizations with a CEO or executive director don’t have a number two and from a risk management perspective, this leads to unhealthy executive leadership. For a charity to have longevity, this needs to be carefully considered.
The charitable sector is going through a significant transition in leadership and the next ten years will be pivotal in relation to leadership talent and other related factors affecting organizational readiness. I would welcome the opportunity to connect with you as you consider the direction your purpose-driven organization will take now and over the next decade.