Nonprofit Utopia recently launched as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources. Mighty Networks is a professional networking platform that provides a safe alternative to Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
“Baby Boomers are retiring, and Millennials now make up the largest segment of the workforce”, said Valerie F. Leonard, the Founder of Nonprofit Utopia, LLC. There’s still a lot of work to be done in our communities, and we can’t afford to have a leadership void in the nonprofit sector”.
A graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Leonard is a consultant to nonprofits. She teaches operations management for the UIC Certificate in Nonprofit Management program, and hosts the Nonprofit Utopia podcast on BlogTalkRadio. “We need a seamless transition of knowledge from one generation of ethical leaders to the next. I will do my share by training 50,000 emerging nonprofit leaders over the next 15 years”, Leonard said.