What’s Next is a program of TSNE MissionWorks, a nonprofit leadership, consulting and management practice. We partner every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, and community-based groups to help strengthen their leaders and enhance learning. Our program is designed to support leaders in transition and guide them in making their organizations more sustainable.

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Karla Nicholson

Executive Director, Haymarket People’s Fund

I am able to provide my organization with everything necessary to ensure a successful transition, while delving into creating a pathway for my personal future plans.

Jude Goldman

Executive Director, The Lenny Zakim Fund

Open, transparent, masterfully and thoughtfully done.

Santiago ”Sam” Ruiz

Executive Director, Mission Neighborhood Centers

To me this process helped me realize this goes beyond planning, it’s about ensuring our community continues to thrive.

Lathran Woodard

Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association

The team was great and forced me (in a gentle way) to really think about some areas of succession planning and my personal readiness to exit.

Linda Noonan

Executive Director, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education

It was easily one of the most useful and actionable professional development training programs I've attended.

Liz Kinchen

Executive Director, El Hogar Ministries, Inc.

Being in a structured community of EDs in a similar situation and sharing issues is invaluable.

Marianne Hughes

This is an extraordinary generation of leaders who have served the social change sector with their whole hearts and they realize that they are entering into a major life transition that is far more demanding than a change of jobs or careers and they are seeking to go through this passage with as much grace and courage as is required.

Nancy Jackson

I get so much joy as a co-faculty of "What’s Next?" because of the amazing, wise, and thoroughly enjoyable executives who attend and in watching each one transform in his or her recognition of how to leave their beloved organizations courageously. Honestly, the four days are among my most pleasurable times of the year.

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What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition
TSNE MissionWorks
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, Mass. 02111