Making Founder Successions Work
The Bridgespan Group has found that CEO transitions that extend the role of a nonprofit founder instead of making a “clean break” yield better results. Founders who step down but continue to bring their knowledge, relationships, and passion to bear for the organizations they started lead to successful leadership transitions. This SSIR article lays out four…
Six Strategies for Nonprofit Leadership Transition
In this SSIR article, Laurie Lipper & Wendy Lazarus advise nonprofits how to successfully transition their organizations to the next generation. Their insights can lead to forward-looking, well-executed leadership hand-off.
The Leadership in Leaving
This report focuses on the nonprofit leader’s decision to leave a long-term executive position. It highlights and explores the leadership in leaving as an often neglected aspect of a nonprofit leader’s role that is a key in understanding and successfully completing the exit process.
The Five Phases of Leadership Transition
This tool, taken from RoadMap and Strategies for Social Change’s Leadership Transition Toolkit, maps out five primary stages in the leadership transition planning process. It helps organizations anticipating leadership transitions have a sense of what to expect through each part of the process.
The Long Goodbye
Written by Frances Kunreuther and Stephanie Clohesy, this report is designed to help organizations and their leaders take practical steps to reflect on their assumptions, motives and needs in order to create workable solutions for choosing and managing an extended executive exit.