By KELLY HILDEBRANDT
Gannett News Service
It can be lonely at the top — even if you're the executive director of a nonprofit organization. Not only are you trying to keep the board, staff and clients happy despite their different needs, but you also must be a financial magician and constant cheerleader to raise money.
Most people, including executive directors, work at a nonprofit because they love the cause and the work.
Yet three of four executives in the nonprofit sector plan to leave their jobs within five years, according to a recent study by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a consulting group in San Francisco, and The Meyer Foundation."