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Succession Planning: Failure to Prepare Could Mean Unexpected Trouble for Your Nonprofit
Marilyn Donnellan

This webinar helps you and your board prepare for and respond to unforeseen succession events. Whether or not you think your leadership is on the way out, a comprehensive plan is imperative for your nonprofit’s security.

Price: $299.00


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Succession Planning

Too often, when an executive director (ED) or CEO departs, nonprofit boards scramble to find a warm body to fill the position. The results can be catastrophic for the organization. Hiring the wrong ED/CEO can negatively impact the fulfillment of the mission and destroy all the good work done before their arrival. It is the board's responsibility to not only do succession planning, but to establish clear policies and procedures for hiring.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • An understanding of the importance of a succession plan
  • Identifying strategies for developing a succession plan
  • Understanding problems in the search process
  • Examples of policies and procedures for the succession plan and search process
  • Understanding the role of organizational assessments in succession and search plans
  • Knowledge of the keys to determining the type of ED/CEO needed
  • Ways to determine if an outside hiring firm is required
  • Hints for establishing board committees for succession plans and search processes
  • Strategies for selecting committee chairs and training the committee
  • Understanding procedures for determining ED/CEO core competencies and job description
  • Identifying specific budget issues to consider
  • Interview strategies, timelines and legal issues
  • ED/CEO orientation suggestions
Price: $299.00



Marilyn Donnellan


  • Access your training anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Engaging and up-to-date training to support your career and your organization.
  • Handouts you can distribute to your board and staff.