In an era of tremendous societal transformation, not-for-profit organizations provide support and stability for individuals and their communities. These mission-driven institutions create equitable opportunities for all, leverage funds and resources for critical social programs and initiatives, and ensure at-risk and underserved individuals are not left behind. The value of not-for-profits has only intensified as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding progressive social movements.
Because they are truly essential to a fair, high-functioning and equitable society, today’s not-for-profits face a growing need for exceptional leaders. Passionate, driven and talented not-for-profit leadership is vital for managing increasingly complex challenges while keeping organizations focused on their central missions. Without strong executives, nonprofits struggle and thus individuals and communities suffer. CEOs, executive directors and senior teams in the nonprofit sector must be able to envision, develop and execute strategic plans that ensure their organizations can succeed and continue to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.