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Succession Planning

Planning for Leadership Transition

American Alliance of Museums

Elizabeth Varner provides information and a list of additional resources.

A Governance Framework for Leadership Succession Planning

Arts Insights

The Arts Consulting Group and Arts Insights provide this handy framework for planning for leadership transitions.

What Now?

Bayor Center for Nonprofit Management

This handy guide asks “How will the impending retirement of nonprofit leaders change the sector?” with a section of questions and answers this tool helps nonprofit leaders at all levels understand the necessity in planning for transitions – specifically in retirement.

Succession Planning for Nonprofits of All Sizes

Board Café

Board Café encourages nonprofits to set the stage for a strong transition by developing a succession plan.

Thriving as a Board Chair


The experts at CompassPoint provide this 24 page PDF to help board chairs learn from their peers in the non-profit arena and plan for their successor.

Succession Planning for Nonprofits – Managing Leadership Transitions

National Council of Nonprofits 

The National Council of Nonprofits provides ten planning tips for a leadership transition.

Making Founder Successions Work

Standford Social Innovation Review Blog

After an extensive, in-depth, quantitative study about founder transitions, The Safe Passage Project, was able to glean useful information about how keeping a founder involved and engaged might actually provide some tangible benefit to nonprofits.

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