I just finished the new book, Working Across Generations, from the Movement Building Project folks, Frances Kunreuther, Helen Kim and Robby Rodriguez. It's a really terrific read and roadmap of the difficulties of this moment of leadership transition from Boomers to the rest of us.
I admit that I was a bit skeptical of this topic since it is so often discussed by Boomers as the "leadership crisis" in the sector. And I always heard that phrase to mean that if they, the Boomers, ever left (ever!), we'd all be in a crisis without their leadership. But as the authors explain, the issue is far more complex and intertwined than that - there are the overly stressful, often underpaid, positions at the top of nonprofit organizations; the many-person jobs filled by founders; the continued reluctance of boards to promote people of color (which stubbornly and appallingly remains at 17% even as our population continues to become more diverse); the poor leadership of boards; and the organizational structures that don't lend themselves to the styles and interests of younger people.
The book is chock full of easy-to-understand and hands-on exercises for groups to use. In addition, the website has free bonus content, including ways for organizations to begin to work more effectively across generations.
So, go, get it, use it, share it.