Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Even if you (or your ED) have no intention to leave, there are many reasons to create a succession plan. You may want to take a vacation. You may want to develop internal leaders who can step up to a new role.  Succession plans help you strengthen your organization now through building up effective leaders on the board and staff and creating effective procedures and policies.

I will be presenting a free webinar on succession planning on May 7, 2020, through HBE. Learn more here.

The Successful Transitions cohort is open to Lincoln-based organizations who are ready to plan for the future, no matter when they expect a leadership change. Each nonprofit participates in three group workshops, receives individual coaching, and has a customized board training on succession planning. A second cohort is planned for later in 2020. Read more about the program here.

In the summer of 2019, I completed Third Sector Company’s Succession Planner Boot Camp, which provided me with a wide range of resources to help organizations plan for the future. I’d be happy to share these with you.

Read more about succession planning and why I think it is so important.

Please contact me to discuss your succession planning needs at 402-730-2532 or ingrid@ingridkirst.com.

“Leadership transitions can be a challenge for a nonprofit organization. It was very helpful to access Ingrid’s wisdom and experience as MilkWorks moved through the process of putting together a plan for seeking a new Executive Director. Ingrid understands both the technical steps and the emotional aspects of a transition. This is especially important for a board that has not undertaken a hiring process before. Having herself been in a leadership position for a non-profit, Ingrid also understands the unique challenges that an Executive Director faces during the transition process. Ingrid played an important role in being an objective, yet knowledgeable resource, during a potentially stressful time for MilkWorks. I was very pleased with the valuable guidance she provided me as a retiring Executive Director.” –Ann Seacrest, former MilkWorks Executive Director