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The Founder Transition Learning Circle is a small cohort of founders or long-time executives that will work with Coach Bob Wittig over four sessions to explore the challenges that will emerge as organizations begin to prepare the way for a successor over the next few years. Working with a peer group will allow participants to support each other when the Circle meetings are concluded.

Each organization is encouraged to invite at least one board member to participate in the Learning Circle. The program is most beneficial to organizations that anticipate an Executive transition within the next 1-5 years. The Learning Circle will include up to 10 organizations and meets four times over a five-month period (2 hours each meeting).

Those that participated in the Founder Transition working in June are eligible for a discount. One scholarship is available for a small nonprofit and a large nonprofit. The cohort is expected to begin in early fall 2020.

If you have questions about the Learning Circle you can contact Bob Wittig at bobwittig@gmail.com

Program Cost:

  • Organizations with budgets under $1million: $150 and $50 for every extra person from the same organization
  • Organizations with budgets over $1m: $250 and $50 for every extra person from the same organization

*At this time, all meetings will be virtual.


Bob Wittig

For over 30 years, Bob has brought his passion and commitment to support nonprofit missions.  He has worked to build community and a collaborative spirit among organizations, leaders, and board members. He has been on both sides of the aisle, managing direct-service nonprofit organizations and a foundation.

Bob served as executive director at the Catalogue for Philanthropy, Jovid Foundation, and Academy of Hope. He was director of development at Joseph’s House and direct marketing manager at Special Olympics International. Bob was selected to be part of the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers to Ukraine.

Bob’s nonprofit experience includes grant making, program development and implementation, budget development, fundraising, strategic thinking, and board training and development.  He helped found Mundo Verde Public Charter School and the Skyland Workforce Center.

Bob has written articles for Charity Channel and was a contributing author to YOU and Your Nonprofit Board:  Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs.  In 2015 he co-authored Nonprofit Board Service for the GENIUS with Susan Schaefer.

Bob is currently a member of the Joseph’s House board of directors and the Skyland Workforce Center Advisory Board. He is enrolled in the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Certification Program.

Bob enjoys storytelling, swimming, hosting dinner parties, and learning how to play the djembe.  He lives in DC with his teenaged daughter and Bruce the Wonder Dog.

Email: bobwittig@gmail.com