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Executive Transitions

By January 18, 2018 No Comments

Succession Planning for Nonprofits of All Sizes   A quick overview from Blue Avacado

Executive Transition Monographs.  The set of 6 booklets described below covers all aspects of leadership change in a nonprofit organization.  All can be found at the Annie E. Casey Foundation Knowledge Center

Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for Nonprofits
This publication presents emergency succession planning tools (an important “risk management” practice). It offers executive directors guidance on when and how to leave an organization, and includes suggestions for boards to assure the sustainability of their organizations.

Capturing the Power of Leadership Change: Using Executive Transition Management to Strengthen Organizational Capacity
This report highlights the challenges associated with executive transitions and describes the model of executive management transition that has been used in the last decade. It also details opportunities for funders to further develop and implement strategies to better cope with executive management transitions.

Founder Transitions: Creating Good Endings and New Beginnings: A Guide for Executive Directors and Boards
This guide examines the unique challenges presented by transitions involving founders or long-term executives. It provides clear advice for executives and their boards in confronting the complex issues these transitions present.

Interim Executive Directors: The Power in the Middle
This paper explores the benefits and basics of using an interim executive director during a leadership transition. It also highlights some considerations that organizations should take into account when deciding whether or not to use an interim executive director.

Stepping Up, Staying Engaged: Succession Planning and Executive Transition Management for Nonprofit Boards of Directors
This publication focuses particularly on board leaders. It provides a set of practical perspectives, hands-on tools, brief case studies, and useful resources to help board chairs, officers, and members take a proactive approach to preparing their organizations for a transition.