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When are leaders leaving?
What would make leaders stay?
Succession plan?
Bench strength?
What should your org do when you leave?
Do you have an internal successor?
Transition supports needed? (Leader survey)
Transition supports needed? (Board survey)
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When are leaders leaving? Less than 1 year 8.56%
1-2 years 21.41%
3-5 years 38.23%
6-10 years 21.41%
11 years or more 1.53%
I do not think about leaving the organization 8.87%
Less than 1 year 8.65%
1-2 years 20.65%
3-5 years 34.49%
6-10 years 20.88%
11 years or more 2.77%
I do not think about leaving the organization 12.57%
What would make leaders stay? Feeling less burned-out 12.46%
Fundraising supports in place 12.77%
Stronger financial position 9.42%
A higher-performing board of directors 13.07%
A clear succession plan 8.51%
Less turnover of staff 2.43%
Fewer personnel issues 3.65%
Higher pay/better benefits for self 10.64%
Higher pay/better benefits for employees 5.78%
Higher contribution to retirement fund 4.86%
A new organizational, field or community challenge that could recapture your energy/focus 9.12%
Other 6.99%
Feeling less burned-out 11.39%
Fundraising supports in place 12.20%
Stronger financial position 10.13%
A higher-performing board of directors 14.04%
A clear succession plan 7.02%
Less turnover of staff 2.30%
Fewer personnel issues 2.99%
Higher pay/better benefits for self 11.62%
Higher pay/better benefits for employees 7.71%
Higher contribution to retirement fund 4.72%
A new organizational, field or community challenge that could recapture your energy/focus 7.83%
Other 7.83%
Succession plan? Planned absence of leader 20.36%
Unplanned absence of leader/emergency succession plan 21.88%
Planned departure of leader 24.32%
Unplanned departure of leader 14.59%
We do not have any succession plans 61.09%
Planned absence of leader 22.32%
Unplanned absence of leader/emergency succession plan 26.70%
Planned departure of leader 24.05%
Unplanned departure of leader 17.26%
We do not have any succession plans 58.57%
Bench strength? Yes 31.61%
No 43.47%
Somewhat 24.92%
Yes 31.65%
No 43.73%
Somewhat 24.63%
What should your org do when you leave? Find an external successor to you 61.70%
Promote a successor from within, assuming one exists 39.82%
Consider a different management model (e.g., move to co-directors 12.77%
Consider a strategic alliance with another organization 16.41%
Other 6.99%
Find an external successor to you 59.61%
Promote a successor from within, assuming one exists 37.17%
Consider a different management model (e.g., move to co-directors 11.85%
Consider a strategic alliance with another organization 20.02%
Other 9.67%
Do you have an internal successor? Yes 37.39%
No 62.61%
Yes 35.79%
No 64.21%
Transition supports needed? (Leader survey) Career Path Training 58.77%
Succession Plans 80.24%
Sustainability Practices 81.46%
Coaching 80.85%
Paid Sabbaticals 61.70%
Funds for Staff Development 87.53%
Underwriting Research 57.14%
Funding 80.67%
Career Path Training 57.19%
Succession Plans 78.95%
Sustainability Practices 82.05%
Coaching 80.79%
Paid Sabbaticals 58.91%
Funds for Staff Development 86.31%
Underwriting Research 58.23%
Funding 81.60%
Transition supports needed? (Board survey) Career Path Training 61.05%
Succession Plans 80.00%
Sustainability Practices 74.73%
Coaching 72.64%
Paid Sabbaticals 32.64%
Funds for Staff Development 81.05%
Underwriting Research 63.16%
Funding 72.34%
Career Path Training 61.03%
Succession Plans 79.16%
Sustainability Practices 80.97%
Coaching 77.94%
Paid Sabbaticals 34.44%
Funds for Staff Development 82.77%
Underwriting Research 60.42%
Funding 79.88%