Six years ago, I became a Senior Advisor with Armstrong McGuire. Recently I was taking a walk and listening to a podcast where a researcher I admire was interviewed. The host asked her, after 13 years of research and 6 books, what have you learned? I was shocked and in awe of the fact that in three simple bullets she was able to eloquently summarize the key findings of her life’s work.
Every two years, since the early 2000s, the US Census Bureau, in partnership with AmeriCorps, releases a study tracking volunteerism in the US. This year’s report, released in late January, found that the national rate of volunteering through organizations dropped from 30% of all Americans in 2019 to 23% in 2021—the largest drop since the study began in 2002.
One of the things I enjoy most about my profession is getting to observe and learn from people across the nonprofit sector. Because we are often privy to information shared by board and staff members that might not otherwise surface, our consultants get a front row seat to what is working and what isn’t. And let me tell you, there are some common threads regardless of the size, budget, or mission of an organization.
Everyone needs a change sometimes. Whether you are looking to grow your talents, focus on your family, or find that better balance, thinking about a transition can be daunting…but it can also be motivating. Here are some tips to help ease transition, both for you and for those in your circle.
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