WHAT DEFINES A SUCCESSFUL FOR-PROFIT TO NONPROFIT TRANSITION?

A study of nonprofit CEOs from the corporate sector who embrace development—and what sets them apart

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What Defines a Successful For-profit to Nonprofit Transition? 

Transitioning from the for-profit sphere to the nonprofit sector is a common occurrence for today’s corporate executives. In response to this growing trend, the Campbell & Company Executive Search team launched an initiative to explore the relationship dynamics between formerly corporate CEOs and their CDOs.

Given that the CDO role does not exist in a corporate context and fundraising is an important responsibility for nonprofit CEOs, we sought to learn how these relationships evolve over time. This report presents four case studies, common themes, and recommendations for both CEOs and CDOs.

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