What do Nonprofits Need to Make Leadership Development a Priority?

Jul 18, 2014

A nonprofit organization's resiliency and capacity to navigate change successfully depends largely on its people. Ask any grantmaker about the distinguishing characteristics of strong and effective nonprofit organizations, and the conversation inevitably will turn to leadership. But too often nonprofits lack sufficient time and resources to make their talent and leadership needs a high priority, which ultimately hinders impact. This piece introduces the importance of leadership in the nonprofit sector and common barriers that grantees face in addressing the leadership imperative. It offers suggestions for grantmakers who want to make leadership development investments as a means of strengthening nonprofit performance.

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