Whenever I've had a challenging situation this community has been so helpful in providing sage advice so I'm turning to you again!
After over a decade of working to help build the organization I'm working with I'm seeing the end of the line. There have been recent decisions and changes that I'm not pleased with and think it is time to figure out an exit plan.
I have a strong skill set in nonprofit management - strategy, fundraising, planning, hiring/personnel management are my particular strengths.
I'm looking at a few options, finding a new full time gig, building a consulting business, or delving into a new area (most likely higher education administration, private sector community or philanthropy type gigs or something like that).
Some of the issues I'm trying to sort out include:
*commute - most of the nonprofits are at least one hour or more commute depending on traffic (it's southern CA people!) - current commute is zero since I work from home
*health coverage - currently have excellent coverage for my family so concerned about what I would get elsewhere or paying out of pocket if I do consulting
*life/work balance - I love being available for my kids in current situation, but a full time local gig would require a lot of reshuffling of my and my kids schedules.
I know a consulting gig would take a couple years to build up to level I'd want it to be, I may be able to work part time at current gig or elsewhere.
My skill set is highly desirable with nonprofits and they often need consulting help or someone to get them thru transitions or interim periods.
I'm also about a year away from finishing an mba program, which I could finish faster if I work less...which would help my position as well...
I'm still in the early phase of feeling frustrated and afraid of the changes ahead so perhaps that is clouding my thinking...any thoughts are appreciated...