The Rise of Shared Leadership

The Rise of Shared Leadership

Succession planning is everywhere. Conference sessions, webinars, and articles on the topic abound. Given the number of executive directors and CEOs who are retiring, that’s a good thing. But, many organizations still find it very challenging to fill their top job.  ...
Preparing the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

Preparing the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

“78% of (nonprofit) leaders intend to leave their job by 2020.” – Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership Whether the cause is changing demographics, organizational growth, or a lack of job...
Sustainability IS your Succession Plan

Sustainability IS your Succession Plan

“78% of (nonprofit) leaders intend to leave their job by 2020.” –    Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership This statistic comes from a study Third Sector New England prepared for the Boston...
Succession Planning Part 3: 4 Keys to Succeeding a Founder

Succession Planning Part 3: 4 Keys to Succeeding a Founder

People who found nonprofit organizations are a special breed. Passionate, hardworking, and loyal, they often have invested their blood, sweat, and tears to get things off the ground and build a successful operation. Donors, clients, partners, board members, and the...
Succession Planning Part 2: What If No One Gets Hit by a Bus?

Succession Planning Part 2: What If No One Gets Hit by a Bus?

Yes, sometimes people do get hit by a bus. Or win the lottery, or have a baby and opt to stay at home, or decide to travel around the world—you get the idea. If your organization still doesn’t have an emergency succession plan in place to manage these eventualities,...
Succession Planning Part 1: Unpacking Succession Planning

Succession Planning Part 1: Unpacking Succession Planning

77%. That’s how many nonprofit executives plan to leave their positions sometime in the next four years. 34% plan to leave sometime in the next two years. Statistics like this—from CompassPoint’s Daring to Lead 2011 report—explain why so many clients have been asking...