Young Leaders in Non Profits

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in ComLead, Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations, Organizational Leadership

There is a lot to be said about being a young professional in a non-profit. Unique challenges face these organizations, and those who are first entering the field can often be surprised about the dynamic issues that they may face.

A recurring topic of discussion among those in the non-profit concentration here at Canisius is the complexity of communication within the organization. Each person that works in an agency is committed to the mission, but often times employees and the board are surprised about how difficult it can be to to communicate organizational goals not only with the public, but internally as well.

Below is a link to comments from Luisa Schumacher, who became the executive director of the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology at 26. What challenges came as a surprise to you when first entering the non profit field? Do you agree with Schumacher?

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