The events and situations that each generation experiences play a significant role in shaping values, views and practices toward philanthropy. As nonprofit leaders struggle to engage up to four generations on their boards, communication and interactions related to giving, governance, decision making processes, and issues of succession will be challenged. This will require a paradigm shift in how nonprofit boards are structured and managed.
Understanding the characteristics, motivations and values of the different generations is vital to bridging generational divides and working toward common objectives within nonprofit boards. To learn how to bridge the divides among your board's directors, download my whitepaper, "Bridging the Generational Divide Within Nonprofit Boards," or contact me directly.
Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal, Interchange Group
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