Leadership in Transition: Guiding nonprofit leaders through organizational transitions


Leadership in Transition has worked with an array of local, regional and national organizations with diverse missions, clients, leadership and budgets. All have one common purpose — to make our communities a better place to live.

Client Comments

“Margaret brings years of nonprofit experience, which she mixed with practical wisdom and insights from the sector, sprinkled with candor, humor and the ability to keep us focused…”

“Margaret’s in-depth understanding of the Bay Area nonprofit sector from both the staff and board perspective was invaluable in helping guide our board through unchartered territory as well as in helping us effectively and efficiently make the necessary changes in our structure and leadership so that we could continue to pursue our mission and thrive.”

“Though I have participated in many corporate and nonprofit searches, Leadership in Transition provided a new level of insight, process and grounding that were not in place in our last search and was partly to blame for our last CEO’s early departure.”

“Margaret took what was becoming a very challenging time for the board and staff and helped us take advantage of the many benefits of finding common ground and focus.”  

“The up-front time we took to clarify our priorities and gain full board and staff buy-in to the process was worth its weight in gold in helping this organization speak with one, unified voice, allowing us to attract great candidates given the highly competitive nonprofit leadership market.”

Selected Clients

  • Alum Rock Counseling Services
  • Berkeley Public Education Foundation
  • Bernal Heights Neighborhood Association
  • California Head Start Association
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
  • Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
  • Child Advocates
  • Community Foundation, Santa Cruz
  • Community Foundation, Silicon Valley
  • Community Resources for Independent Living
  • Community Services of Mountain View and Los Altos
  • Community Solutions
  • Cupertino Community Services
  • FLY- Fresh Lifelines for Youth
  • Foundation for a College Education
  • GEO Kids Day Care
  • Grail Family Services
  • Greater Opportunties
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hewlett Packard Leadership Initiative
  • Hidden Villa
  • HomeFirst
  • Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
  • Kidango
  • Monterey County Community Foundation
  • My New Red Shoes
  • National Charity League
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Organic Farming Research Foundation
  • Packard Foundation
  • Palo Alto Community Child Care
  • Parent’s Leadership Institute
  • Rebuilding Together Peninsula
  • Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)
  • Sacred Heart Community Services
  • Samaritan House
  • San Francisco Neighborhood Centers Together
  • Sempervirens Fund
  • Sunnyvale Communicty Services
  • Teen Success, Inc.
  • Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
  • Tri-City Homeless Coalition
  • United Way of Silicon Valley
  • Unity Council of Oakland
  • Via Services
  • Youth Science Institute
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." --John F. Kennedy

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