One of the greatest challenges that any small nonprofit can face is maintaining its focus and momentum through times of change.
The grassroots consumer mental health organizations that house the voice of so many people with lived experience often come into existence as a result of the passion and vision of a committed, motivated leader. That pioneering leader may drive the organization’s development in its early stages, lead the Board of Directors in determining a mission and setting a direction, and personally develop working relationships with funders. By relying on the energy of a single visionary leader, an organization can make progress and have an impact; but what happens when that single visionary leader exits the picture? Who will take up the mantle where they left off? Will those remaining even know where to begin?
To help prepare organizations to meet the challenges of leadership transition, CAFE TAC presents Focus 46: Passing the Torch: Sustainability and Leadership Transition. It provides tools that organizational leaders can use to assess their own readiness to manage a difficult transition, and maintain operations in the face of change.
If you are concerned about whether or not your organization could carry on without key leaders and essential personnel, and want to be ready to deal with change, check out Focus 46: Passing the Torch: Sustainability and Leadership Transition today!