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WATCH: A Quick Start Guide to Succession Planning for Nonprofits

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Nonprofit Leadership Center

Every time a nonprofit has a transition at the CEO level, this shift in leadership impacts the organization’s financial stability, strategic direction and employee engagement. But a 2017 survey found that only 27% of nonprofit organizations have a succession plan.

In this video, you will learn how to develop a robust succession plan for your nonprofit that addresses the three key aspects of succession planning: 1) emergency, 2) leader development and 3) departure defined. You’ll understand the guiding principles of succession planning, know the key strategies to execute and sustain a quality succession plan, and be ready to create a meaningful succession plan using an adaptable framework.

After watching this video, you will:

  • Understand the guiding principles of succession planning
  • Know the key strategies to execute and sustain a quality succession plan
  • Be ready to create a meaningful succession plan using an adaptable framework

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