An influx of 640,000—1,250,000 executive leaders will be needed in the nonprofit sector by 2016. In Connecticut 12,288 — 24,000 new entrants into the senior management ranks will be needed.
The program stemmed from deep community need—both in terms of what agencies were asking the Dallas Center for Nonprofit Management, but also what a very recent, locally based study note Five key obstacles facing the sector were elicited—each relating directly to the abilities, capacities and sustainability of the leadership of these organizations As an institution passionate about the health of fellow nonprofits, and given that Dallas was one of the cities the study examined, our marching orders were clear. The SMU NLCP was born from the recognition of our community’s need to better develop and prepare our nonprofit leaders for what has been noted as a crisis in the development of nonprofit leaders.
It’s a 6-month program that brings small cohorts of leaders together as peers and the content is entirely crafted around leadership—beginning with the internal conversations about knowing oneself via DISC instruments and reflection to the more visible skills of motivating teams and leading others to give of self What Kottcamp and others note as an increasingly necessary reflective practice. This revolves around a leadership competency model, similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in that once self is known in the context of leading, leadership capacities can be developed
Really resonated with us How can we help not only develop these skills but also prove to others (including our accreditation body) that this is working/effective?
So, we’d identified the two main challenges here way to measure this skill set relates to growing need to o align with internal standards of reporting external need to meet demands of community From that, use this measurement to create recognition, i.e. a “credential” (basically a way for leaders’ skills to be perceived and to ensure a standard of excellence)
AMY CLAIRE HEITZMAN SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY ANGELA SEAWORTH RICE UNIVERSITY DAVID GARVEY UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Emerging Trends in Nonprofit Education: The Role of the University
POISED FOR GROWTH INTO DOUBLE DIGITS IN THE NEXT DECADE
LACKING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESSION PLANNING
The Need and Opportunity
The 2016 Nonprofit Management Shortage Daring to Lead, CompassPoint, 2001, 2006 Executive Director Tenure and Transition in Southern New England, 2004 The Nonprofit Sector’s Leadership Deficit, Bridgestar Research, 2006 The Leadership Deficit, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2006 and other national and local indicators. Need for 2.4 times the number of senior managers currently employed. 2016 Projected Management Need 2007 Current Management Size Inadequate Succession Nationally 640,000 — 1,250,000 Boomer Retirement Increased Demand
Nonprofit management and philanthropic studies are barely 30 years old
Both academic and professional develop courses
The average age of a center is 14 years old… a teenager
Various models for funding and structure exist
Some models are tailored to meet the needs of business and government. Others have shaped their programs in an ad hoc manner on the advice of faculty, administrators, consultants, practitioners, and funders (Renz, 1996; O’Neill, 1998; Tschirthart, 1998; Renz and Mirabella 2002).
Location of nonprofit education programs also varies
91 colleges and universities provide noncredit courses for executive directors, staff, and trustees of nonprofit organizations
73 colleges and universities offer nonprofit courses through continuing education
12 colleges and universities have outreach components not connected to a graduate or undergraduate management degree
“ Many programs offer certificate programs – a series of education programs that enhance nonprofit staff and leader capacity but are not as extensive as degree programs” (Renz and Mirabella, 2006, Engagement and the Test of Time: Report on a Panel Study on the Nature and Sustainability of Nonprofit Management Outreach Centers, p. 6 )
Mirabella, Roseanne M. Nonprofit Management Education: Current Offerings in University-Based Programs. Seton Hall Nonprofit Study retrieved from http://academic.shu.edu/npo/ accessed on August 23, 2010.
Hudspeths help fund Center for Philanthropy at Glasscock School
BY B.J. ALMOND Rice News staff
A significant leadership gift from alumni C.M. "Hank" and Demaris Hudspeth to start a nonprofit center devoted to philanthropy at Rice University is likely to keep on giving. The Hudspeths are providing initial funding toward a Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership to improve skills and performance of foundations, corporations and nonprofit organizations. It will be housed at Rice's Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.