Why Succession Planning?
For many non profits this subject is the proverbial elephant in the living room. Everyone knows that staff and management changes will occur over time, but almost no one does anything proactively to cushion the oft times negative impact these changes bring.
Helps you identify staff to invest in; cultivate next generation of leadership
Eliminates overreliance on one or two key staff.
Improves morale and makes your organization a more desirable place to work.
Helps move staff and board past founder’s syndrome
Ensures long term success and mission impact
Gives management adequate time to recruit talent (especially crucial in rural environments)
7 Ways To Be More Strategic
Get on board with Web 2.0 to create engagement, kinship and relationships.
Embrace strategic planning: you need a map to know where you’re going.
Plan for management succession now before it takes you by surprise.
Leverage social networks to promote your mission.
Partner with like-minded groups in fundraising and awareness building.
Keep your top talent empowered and engaged. Be creative!
Embrace social enterprise as a vital component of your funding plans.