Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO, Second Edition (Washington, DC: BoardSource, 2019)

Every nonprofit board will face the challenge of hiring a new chief executive at some point. CEO transitions are complicated, but managing them well is easier than you think. In fact, properly handled, the process can be an opportunity to enhance your organization and increase its mission impact.

Organized into six can-do tasks, Chief Executive Transitions guides boards through the entire transition process — from planning for leadership change through the post-hire onboarding of their new CEO.

It includes a toolkit with timelines, checklists, templates, worksheets, sample documents, and more.

The first edition of this book won The Terry McAdam Book Award and was adopted by national organizations, such as the YMCA of the USA, as the CEO transition guide for their members.

Available from the publisher, BoardSource.