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Recent national studies of executives in the nonprofit field have indicated that the sector will soon be facing a massive transition in leadership. In this study, the Center sought to define and understand the challenges posed by executive transition, and how it pertains specifically to San Diego nonprofit sector. Particular focus was placed on the number of San Diego nonprofit executives who plan to retire or leave their positions in the next 5 years.

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nonprofit, non-profit, nonprofit institute, caster, family, center, philanthropy, philanthropic, university of San Diego, San Diego, capacity building, Leadership, executive, leaders, transition


Leadership Studies | Nonprofit Administration and Management


The Center for Applied Nonprofit Research is very grateful to the Arthur Pratt Memorial Fund and the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation for their financial support of this study. Additionally, the Center’s Advisory Board and our colleague at the University of San Francisco, Carol J. Silverman, Ph.D., contributed a great deal of expertise and support.

2006 Report on Nonprofit Executive Transition