• Jeanne C. Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

  • Jeanne C. Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

  • Lisa Cook, founder of the consulting firm "Get On Board Australia," hosts the Board Shorts podcast--designed to help listeners understand board governance in 30-minute conversations. The podcast is oriented towards helping executives learn about their roles and responsibilities, how to lead a team of volunteers, and what makes a good board member.

  • These resources offer tips, guides, samples, and case studies to aid organizations in effective succession planning and executive transitions.

  • Resources on how to perform exit interviews and discusses common situations that arise when an employee or a board member leaves. Often, exit interviews can prove valuable for gaining feedback for future improvement.

  • Leaders are often in denial about when their effectiveness is losing its edge and when is the appropriate time to leave. "The Importance of Linking Leadership Succession, Strategy, and Governance" offers an overview of the challenges and three common dilemmas in leadership succession. (Nonprofit Quarterly)

  • Critical to succession planning and organizational resilience are systems that support skills development for board and staff. Presented here are the elements of a robust talent development culture. (CompassPoint)


  • Capacity building is not just about the capacity of a nonprofit today -- it's about the nonprofit’s ability to deliver its mission effectively now, and in the future. Capacity building is an investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of a nonprofit. (National Council of Nonprofits)

    What is Capacity Building?

  • The Center developed a request for proposal for an executive search firm while conducting its executive search for its president & CEO. Use the Center's document as an example and adapt this template for your own.

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