With COVID, the great resignation, and economic uncertainty, experts believe that nonprofits are on the verge of losing large numbers of leaders. Change at the executive level — whether planned or abrupt — requires the board to provide strong leadership and direction as it contemplates what the organization needs from its next leader. The process of managing the departure of one leader and finding the next is complicated. Potential divisions on the board, staff anxiety, and communication with funders, the community, and other stakeholders can be a challenge. And yet, leadership transitions can offer organizations an important opportunity to create a new vision, bring on new skills, and move in a new and exciting direction.
BoardStrong is bringing together board members whose organizations have successfully planned for leadership succession, recruited, and retained new executive leadership.