Moving on: How to leave your organization in the best way possible

There are a variety of reasons people leave jobs in the nonprofit sector – bad fit, bad manager, new opportunity, mergers, downsizing, firing, restructuring — but there’s no question that at some point all of us will leave a job....

NextGen Leaders: Six ways to make room for the next generation of leaders

NextGen Series: This is the fourth article of five in our new series focused on the next generation of leadership in the nonprofit sector. Read the first, second, third, and fourth articles. There is also a corresponding webinar on June 13 for...

NextGen Leaders: How to future proof your organization

NextGen Series: This is the second article of five in our new series focused on the next generation of leadership in the nonprofit sector. Read the first, third, fourth and fifth articles. There is also a corresponding webinar for new & aspiring...

How to create more collaboration in a traditional office space

While recognizing that most nonprofits and charities face funding restrictions requiring them to have to make the best of their existing physical office spaces, we wanted to look at the challenges faced by employees in different types of office design,...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Succession planning when there is no one to succeed you with Lianne Picot

This week we’re talking about something that many small organizations don’t really think about (enough)...succession planning. We have seen many organizations struggle after their leader leaves and we’re happy to have Lianne Picot, with over 25 years of experience as...

Succession Planning: How a little planning can give your nonprofit a better chance to survive and thrive

Chances are, if you’ve been working or volunteering in the Canadian nonprofit sector over the past ten years, you’ve heard this before. As you got your mid-morning coffee, you may have heard a coworker say something like “I keep hearing...

Five key elements of the succession planning process

Succession planning is not about replacing an existing employee. The purpose is to prepare the organization and develop its "bench strength" for future organizational requirements. There are five elements to managing a succession process. 1. Identifying key positions for which...

Succession Planning: A foundation for nonprofits

Succession planning is a process, and to be successful the organization's chief staff officer and board leadership must prepare for succession planning before starting the actual process. Consider the four walls to a sturdy foundation. The four walls in the...

Governance Q&A: Succession planning

Some of my board members went to a governance workshop and came back saying a succession plan was urgent, in case I got hit by a bus. I have a good administrator who acts for me during vacation, but frankly,...

Succession Planning: When the founding ED moves on

Founders of organizations are typically charismatic and driven individuals who inspire others to get involved. As a result of their commitment, a fledgling idea turns into a full-fledged reality. Then the day comes when the founder announces it’s time for...
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