Report Reveals Greatest Leadership Challenges Facing Nonprofits Today [PODCAST]


The greatest leadership challenges facing nonprofits today are identified and analyzed in a new report from Concord Leadership Group.

According to the group’s CEO, Marc Pitman, “Most nonprofits are struggling to grow leaders and retain donors — threatening their very existence and the services they provide to the communities they serve.” The survey polled over 1,000 organizations in North America.


Surprisingly, the data show many nonprofits really are flying by the seat of their pants

“Nonprofit leaders often are surprised by the conflicting pressures on their time,” says Pitman. “They tell us they feel they’re ‘building the bridge as they walk across it.’ We wanted to test their assumptions and get a snapshot of the state of leadership in the sector.”
“The data shows many nonprofits really are flying by the seat of their pants,” Pitman says. “The data also indicates some ways to stabilize their organizations.”
Take a listen to my interview with Marc on the day the report was released here:

For your free download of the entire report, go to:

Or check out this useful Infographic
Infographic Challenges Facing Nonprofits

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Amy DeVita

Amy DeVita is managing partner at TopNonprofits. A publisher, entrepreneur, mother, wife, social media enthusiast and fan and avid supporter of the do-gooders in the nonprofit/ for-impact sector. She has written for TopNonprofits and Third Sector Today; she has been quoted on pieces about social media and social impact on The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. She was named to the Leading Women Entrepreneurs in NJ Monthly and was a member of Social Media for Nonprofits' Leadership Council. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, yoga, hiking, traveling, and playing Scrabble. Amy lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and three dogs. In 1984 she earned the "Most Improved Average" honor on her bowling league.