How nonprofits can recruit (and retain) their next leader

Board members at nonprofits know the age-old challenge they face when recruiting a chief executive — compensation.

However, the search for an organization’s leader meets many obstacles. It has become more acute than ever, as today’s nonprofit heads manage a more diverse set of responsibilities. Top professionals at a nonprofit organization (NPO) must now move beyond program management to keep pace with a complex nonprofit environment.

For boards of directors, the stakes remain high long term. Recruiting the right chief executive for your NPO is only one part of the talent process. To retain them as they grow with your organization, think strategically.

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