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The Basics of Nonprofit Succession Planning- Part 2

The Basics of Nonprofit Succession Planning- Part 2

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Date(s) - 09/14/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Part 2: Creating the Conversation & Contingency Planning

Friday, September 14, 2018 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST 

Presenter: Randy Brinson, The Third Sector Company

This session will examine the first two options you may consider for beginning the succession planning process. But first, it introduces two important lenses through which succession planning should be viewed: personal emotion and the relevance of diversity, inclusion and equity. After completing this session, you will be able to initiate a generative discussion about leadership continuity, organize the essential information your agency needs for maintaining operations during a leadership change, and recommend a potential board leadership pipeline strategy.

The Basics of Nonprofit Succession Planning

Presenter: Randy Brinson, The Third Sector Company
Fridays, September 7 – 21, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online through Washington Nonprofits

What does “succession planning” mean in your organization? Nonprofit executives and board members often react nervously, even negatively, to conversations about succession. According to BoardSource, 83% of nonprofits have not yet created a plan for their leadership continuity.

Lack of succession planning puts missions in danger and organizations at risk should there be a sudden transition in a key leadership role. But such transitions also provide opportunities for growth if your organization has a culture of leadership continuity focused on developing the human capital it will need for the future. Third Sector Company and Washington Nonprofits are pleased to offer a three-part webinar series to help your organization build such a culture.


Randy Brinson, Nonprofit Leadership & Governance Strategist
Randy is an experienced nonprofit executive and consultant associated with Third Sector Company, where he facilitates the Interim Executives Roundtable of Seattle, assists with chief executive searches and contributes to Board Chairs Academy trainings. He also works independently on governance and capacity-building issues with organizations throughout Washington and has earned the BoardSource Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting.


“The Basics of Nonprofit Succession Planning” will:

  • Frame succession planning as essential to your organization’s long-term sustainability
  • Outline the essential components of an effective succession plan
  • Present five options for beginning your organization’s leadership continuity work
  • Provide specific tools and resources to support that work

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Senior staff and board members

$30 Washington Nonprofits members
$60 Not-yet-members          Becoming a member is easy!



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