Waldron and the UW Evans School of Public Affairs Issue First Annual “Social Sector CEO Trends” Report


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2013 - Waldron, the Seattle office of Career Partners International, in conjunction with The Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington is excited to release its first annual “Social Sector CEO Trends” report.

The report highlights findings from a nationwide survey conducted with CEOs of large NGOs and foundations. The survey focuses on the career paths of these leaders, as well as the “migration” of CEOs from the private or public sector. On a broader scale, the survey reveals how the lines between the social, public, and private sectors are increasingly blurring.

Some of the key findings from the survey include: 

  • Many foundation and NGO leaders in the social sector are thinking about retirement; however, less than 50% have a succession plan in place.
  • Employee career development and sourcing talent are today’s top CEO concerns.
  • Foundation and NGO CEOs are open to hiring from the private sector for positions on their leadership team.

Tom Waldron, Founder and CEO of Waldron, believes this survey is an important step in understanding the needs of social sector leadership. Waldron shared, “This first annual survey produced some thought-provoking findings about the changing nature of the sector, as well as the types of people needed to lead social sector organizations. We’re excited to see what trends we will observe in future surveys. The report should prompt discussions about succession plans for organizations, and help prepare the leaders who will run our largest NGOs and foundations in the future.”

To access the full report, and view the report infographic, visit Waldron’s Knowledge Center athttp://www.waldronhr.com/index.php/social-enterprises/298-knowledge-center.

About the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Over the past 51 years, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs has built a reputation as one of the best public-policy schools in the nation. The school, ranked among the top ten schools of public administration and policy nationwide, is defined by a tradition of rigorous study, innovative evidence-based research, and most importantly, a commitment to public service. The Evans School has been nationally recognized for its expertise in the areas of Nonprofit Management, Environmental Policy and Management, Public Management Administration, and Public Policy Analysis. Please visit http://evans.uw.edu for more information.

The Nancy Bell Evans Center at the Evans School (http://evans.uw.edu/centers-projects/nbec/about-the-nancy-bell-evans-center) works to enhance the understanding and vitality of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector through research, education, and community engagement.

About Waldron

Founded in 1982, Waldron is the consulting partner strategic leaders choose to help attract, engage, and inspire effective leaders. Waldron provides a unique combination of executive search, leadership development, and career transition services across sectors and industries. Our passion is helping people and organizations realize their full potential, and increase their impact. Waldron is proud to be a Certified B Corporation™.

About Career Partners International

Established in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the world’s largest and most successful global providers of talent management solutions. Organizations of all sizes and industries turn to Career Partners International to successfully assess, engage, develop, and transition talent using the expertise of over 1600 highly experienced professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leader development, and outplacement. With more than 200 offices in over 40 countries around the world, Career Partners International assures that its clients have local experts with global reach in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement, and career transition services. 

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