Growing social needs and other factors are creating a leadership deficit in the nonprofit sector. Many solutions are being worked on to increase the quantity and quality of nonprofit leaders.
However, the world needs, above all, leaders who can lead transformational change in their organizations and the social sector. Many social issues of the day require transformative change, rather than mere social remedies.
Transformative leaders need to be able to address the challenges of the new environment and cultural change with appropriate leadership strategies. Two new sources of such leaders hold promise: business leaders who are crossing over into truly problem-solving philanthropy, and social entrepreneurs engaged in pattern change.