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Action Learning with Community-Based Nonprofits

Lynn Fick-Cooper and Shera Clark

Center for Creative Leadership

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IN AN INCREASINGLY complex and fragmented U.S. health system, community-based nonprofit organizations provide critical support for millions of underserved Americans. These organizations encounter growing demand for services at the same time that their financial resources are decreasing. The impending exodus of senior nonprofit leaders due to the retirement of the baby boom generation exacerbates the challenges of developing leaders for nonprofit organizations. According to Tierney (2009) by 2016 the nonprofit sector will need approximately ...

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