Published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Shared leadership helps organizations find the skills they need and can be an answer to candidates’ demand for greater work-life balance.
The hiring of co-CEOs is increasing at nonprofits, driven by broader trends that have swept the charity world in recent years, including a growing interest in work-life balance and boards seeking more diverse leaders. Some groups say that nonprofit leadership has become so complicated that it’s hard to find the necessary CEO skill set in just one person.
Arroyo and Abigail Richards were appointed co-executive directors a year ago. They say their different backgrounds and skill sets result in more effective leadership for the organization than either one of them alone could provide.