Don’t have a succession plan?

Is your organization at risk because you’re leaving leadership continuity to chance?

You can change that, in about an hour, using this free step-by-step guide. It includes easy, fill-in-the-blank templates and a companion video.

You’re an excellent executive, but you know you’ll leave your role someday.

You know that every job ends in a transition – eventually. It’s just a question of when, how, and how well managed when that transition finally occurs, whether that’s in a few weeks, a few months, or a few years.

But, like the majority nonprofit CEOs (64%), you’re concerned that your board won’t be up to the task. They won’t know enough to choose the right successor. They won’t be ready to manage the transition well.

Why leave these critical questions to chance?

Executive Succession Essentials: Nine Steps to Ensure Leadership Continuity will help you put in place a board-adopted succession policy and a backup plan for the chief executive position — essential plans every nonprofit should have in place.

What succession essentials can do for your organization:

  • Break the ice about leadership succession, which is still a touchy subject in too many organizations. Working on succession essentials is a great way to get beyond the inertia of avoidance about this topic.
  • Ensure leadership continuity by making sure there’s a cross-trained person to cover for the chief executive in the event of a planned or unplanned absence.
  • Give your board a plan. A plan to manage the transition when the chief executive eventually decides to leave the role. And a plan to deal with unexpected absences that might occur along the way.
  • Strengthen the organization by opening a dialogue about delegation of duties from an overburdened CEO, management bench depth, organizational sustainability, and other capacity-building opportunities.
  • Set your nonprofit apart with these good management tools. Leadership transitions are inevitable. The best, most well-managed nonprofits don’t leave leadership continuity to chance. They have these tools in place, and you can too.

I’ve done most of the work for you. The guide comes with easy, fill-in-the-blank templates. There’s even a companion video that guides you through the steps. All of it free!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Get the guide and fill in the templates with your information,
  2. Review the policy and backup plan with your board chair,
  3. Get these documents on the agenda for the next board meeting, and
  4. Bask in the glow of a job well done because you’ve put these great management tools in place!