The EDs in the study are, overall, an experienced group of leaders. Over two-thirds (70%) are 45 years old or older; only 10 percent are under 35 years old (Figure 2).

Almost two-thirds are female (64%) (Figure 3) and almost two-thirds (64%) have a Master’s degree or other advanced degree.

On average, respondents have been EDs of their organizations for about nine years; though, half have been serving as ED for only five years or less (Figure 4).

The EDs have been working at their respective organizations for 12 years (Figure 5) on average.

The EDs have been working at their respective organizations in the nonprofit sector for 20 years, on average (Figure 6).

The EDs in the study spend their time on similar tasks. On average, they spend almost a quarter of their time (21%) on fundraising or grant proposals (Figure 7). A similar amount of time is spent on administrative tasks (20%).