Ep 120: Raising the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders (with Charlotte Alter)

nonprofits are messyBoomers are aging out of nonprofit leadership in droves. Many started organizations post Vietnam and there is a huge impending leadership void in the sector that needs to be filled. Nonprofit boards tend to skew old and are distrusting of youth and “inexperience”. And so the cycle continues.

So who will fill this void? How do we build a leadership pipeline?

In May of 2017 Charlotte Alter, national correspondent at Time, heard President Trump’s speech on how the US was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. She looked up each person who advised him to do so and began to feel that the decisions being made were examples of the old eating the young. This took her on a journey to write her book.

Today she takes us through the people, events and forces that she believes have shaped the political thinking of the rising generation of leaders in America.

We discuss how today’s leaders differ from yesterday’s and what we might do to nurture millennial leadership.

About Charlotte Alter

Charlotte Alter is a national correspondent at TIME covering the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections, women in politics and youth social movements. Her first book The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America was released in February.