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

Written By: Brock Smith
February 26, 2014

Has your nonprofit avoided putting together a succession plan? That's a risky move, say the experts. Find out how to put a plan in place without breaking the bank.

Recruitment: Internal versus external hiring

Written By: Kathline Holmes
January 15, 2014

Are you better off hiring internally or externally? As Kathline Holmes points out, there are benefits and drawbacks to both strategies.

Five key elements of the succession planning process

Written By: Jack Shand
January 4, 2010

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.

Succession Planning: A foundation for nonprofits

Written By: Jack Shand
December 7, 2009

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 – this involves considering four key factors.

Governance Q&A: Succession planning

Written By: Jane Garthson
May 4, 2009

Steps to take when developing a executive director succession plan.

Succession Planning: When the founding ED moves on

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
June 30, 2008

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 them to move on…

Canada's voluntary sector: Grooming from within and without

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 12, 2008

Late last year, Imagine Canada released the report Leadership Perspectives: Interviews with leaders of Canada’s charities and nonprofit organizations.

Human Resources Q&A: Explaining succession planning

Written By: Tim Rutledge
January 8, 2007

What is succession planning and how do you do it.

Succession planning: What you didn't know you need to do

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 23, 2006

There’s much talk these days about the impending retirement of the generation we refer to as baby boomers. How will the organization function without the efficacy and strategic aptitude of Mr. or Mrs. Retiree? How can an organization ensure it finds talented people to fill their shoes?

Tools for nonprofit leaders: Succession planning in the not-for-profit world

Written By: Paulette Vinette
September 18, 2006

What would happen to your organization if the CEO or senior fundraiser were incapacitated and not able to serve for several months or forever? As part of your planning process you need to plan to replace key people if required to do so. It is called succession planning.

Changing of the guard

Written By: Rob Ferguson
November 28, 2005

An article on the expected exodus of babyboomers from the workplace.

Succession planning and management

Written By: Teresa Howe
January 19, 2004

Realities of today's talent pool and how that reflects on succession planning.

Look first within your own organization

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 11, 1995

Some advice on where to look for candidates to fill development functions.