Opportunity Knocks has released a new Green Room article by Building Movement Project Director, Frances Kunreuther, which addresses the increasing interest by nonprofits to not only develop leadership but also attract and retain a skilled work force in the midst of an aging baby boom generation that is not retiring as soon as had been expected. The article offers not only relevant insight into the current situation, but also suggestions on what nonprofits can do now to develop a new career narrative that promotes inter-generational leadership.
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A new report produced by NonprofitNext, a research initiative of La Piana Consulting that explores the future of the nonprofit sector, quotes Building Movement's Director, Frances Kunreuther on the intergenerational workplace. In approaching the topic of generational change within nonprofits, Kunreuther insists that, "It starts with dialogue and learning how to appreciate each other… but it is more than talking. It is not just appreciation; it is about changing how the jobs are done." more
Frances Kunreuther, Director of Building Movement Project, and Project Team Member, Helen Kim, recently contributed to the annual Women's Leadership Symposium in New York City. Co-presenter, Kyla Bender-Baird, Research and Programs Coordinator for the National Council for Research on Women, has summarized the presentation on NCRW's Big Five blog, describing that "What Frances and Helen found in their research was that the way we frame the issue of generational leadership defines the ultimate solution."more
Last week, the Building Movement Project signed on as a supporter of Retirement USA, a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System which provide a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.more
Project Team Member, Kim Klein, is interviewed on her valuable fundraising experiencing and strategy for the current economic climate. Klein's discussion highlights observations and trends in the nonprofit sector over the past decade, how organizations can build an individual donor program, and the value of intergenerational relationships in the workplace.more
Read the transcript of a live discussion about whether charities are doing enough to prepare their next generation of leaders. Caroline McAndrews (Director of Leadership and Communications for Building Movement Project) and Regina Dull (28-year-old executive director of a Washington charity who has already made the transition to nonprofit leadership) answer questions posed by The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s readers.more