We have a developing crisis in the nonprofit community. Thousands of organizations are hanging by a slender thread. Their stakeholders are aging and their leaders are reluctant to step down and turn over the reins to the younger generations.
If your organization is going to survive, you’re going to have to successfully navigate a touchy transition: The process of handing over the leadership—AND CONTROL—of something you have carefully developed over many years. You must transfer your organization's DNA (beliefs, values and legacy) to someone younger.
You don’t necessarily have to; your organization can just die out. After all, there’s an entrepreneurial urge with people in their 20s and 30s, and they are starting organizations on their own. They may not need you. But, if you don't want your legacy to waste away, you must go through an effective transition process. Wouldn't it be sad to lose your DNA because of selfishness?
Many organizations do not have a plan for change. Their old guard may be fading, but there is no preparation for a new guard. Wouldn’t it be wise to make your transition process intentional?
We’re used to walking people through the transition process. To set up a no-pressure call about your situation, click on the button below.
If you're on the other side, meaning that you're getting exasperated waiting for the older generations to hand their legacy to you, please reach out to us also. We can give you encouragement and guidance.