Succeeding with Succession

If you enjoyed our recent succession planning blog post, take a look at these additional resources to help your nonprofit kick-start the succession planning process.


Chief Executive Succession Planning

It might be tomorrow; it might be 10 years from now. But someday, your chief executive is going to leave your organization. Is there a well-thought-out plan in place? If not, his or her departure could trigger a chaotic situation that reduces your organization's effectiveness and panics key stakeholders.

Chief Executive Succession Planning: Essential Guidance for Boards and CEOs provides a proactive approach so that you are prepared whenever the inevitable day comes.

Members $30 | Nonmembers $45


Moving Beyond Founder's Syndrome

Some visionary founders struggle as their organizations mature, leading to tension between the founder, the board, and the senior staff.

Moving Beyond Founder’s Syndrome offers advice on how you can develop an effective board and staff while leveraging the founder’s strengths and accomplishments.

Members $18 | Nonmembers $26


Additional Resources

Nonprofit Executive Succession Planning Toolkit

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City compiled a toolkit for nonprofits to use as a guide during the executive succession planning process. The 40-page toolkit includes case studies, templates, timelines, and more.

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Let's Talk About Succession Planning: Getting the Conversation Started

LaPiana approaches succession planning from the lens of conversations. Conversations about succession planning tend to challenge the status quo and push individuals out of their comfort zones and require intention, thoughtfulness, and patience. Take a look at their tips for helping the conversation go smoothly.