Success Planning requires Succession Planning


Succession Planning should be an ongoing process in nonprofits of all sizes, even when a leadership transition is not anticipated: staff can take leaves of absence, become ill or choose to leave the organization and few nonprofits have excess resources to plug the gaps.
This workshop, designed for board members and senior staff, will explore:

  • making succession planning a practice throughout the organization
  • inventorying top job requirements and current skills
  • hiring, cross training and professional growth plans
  • responding to short-term emergencies
  • implementing planned and unplanned transitions
  • assessing internal vs external options
  • adapting these concepts to organizations large and small.

Participants will leave with a roadmap to begin the conversations within their own organization.


Event Details


Tuesday, February 2nd

8:30 – 10:30am (90 minute presentation followed by 30 minute Q&A session)

Format: Zoom

Cost: $25 NPC Members/$45 Not-yet-members

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About the presenters


David Harris has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations to develop and implement strategies to improve operations, marketing, board governance, and leadership team effectiveness. David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Sc.B. in Biochemistry from Brown University. Read more >>




Frank Reece is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of management experience in both industry and not-for-profit organizations. An enthusiastic entrepreneurial leader, he has established strengths in strategic planning, fundraising and financial management, product and program introduction, marketing, organizational transition management, and board development. Frank is a graduate of Harvard College and resides in Cambridge Massachusetts with his wife of 45 years, “Sam”. Read more >>


Chris Dame has been managing change for government, business, and nonprofit organizations for over 40 years. He founded Non Profit Transitions (NPT) in 2003. He has direct experience managing large-scale government and development projects involving design, finance, market research, legal issues, and community relations. Later he served as a consultant to closely held businesses throughout the northeast and internationally. He has served as Interim Executive Director (IED) for many different kinds of organizations including a major homeless veteran’s shelter, Rhode Island’s largest Hispanic social service agency, a regional nonprofit housing development agency, a childcare center and a $30 million social service agency. He’s also consulted to funders in several states about nonprofit turnarounds. Chris has a Master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University. He speaks frequently at conferences, and he is a certified professional mediator.