succession planning

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

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

  • Board Recruitment - How to Plan for Succession Success is a free, one-hour webinar from October 2020 by the software company Boardable. It covers:

  • This free Emergency Succession Planning Template provided by Clarity Transitions will help you prepare for an emergency transition, whether temporary or permanent.

    The plan has three parts – a formal designation of the CEO’s temporarily acting successors, a template for staff succession or splitting of duties, and a short emergency operations check list.


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

  • Sabbaticals can be a win-win for your organization and everyone in it. Sabbaticals Help Keep Good Executives offers lessons and advice from nonprofit leaders who have taken sabbaticals. (North Carolina Center for Nonprofits)

  • This BoardSource blog post tackles the issue of proactive succession planning. Learn more about the board's role in preparation, leader development, and planning for the future of your organization.

  • Key Transition Decisions to Consider and to Avoid (Raffa, formerly TransitionGuides) is a checklist to minimizing the risk and upheaval of a leadership transition and increasing organizational capacity and effectiveness.


  • Everyone agrees – well-led organizations do more good in the world than organizations that aren't well-led. But what about leadership change, how does that fit into the picture? Executive Transition: Trauma or Transformation? (©2011 Common Ground, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits) will give you practices that reduce risk and boost positive change, even transformation, during transition.


  • Example documents for finding sample language when drafting a Request for Proposals during the process of hiring executive search services to aid your organization with hiring a President/CEO.

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