Capturing the Power of Leadership Change

Using Executive Transition Management to Strengthen Organizational Capacity

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund

January 1, 2004


This report highlights the challenges associated with executive transitions and describes the model of executive management transition that has been used in the last decade. It also details opportunities for funders to further develop and implement strategies to better cope with executive management transitions.

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Key Takeaway

10% or more of nonprofits experience a leadership transition annually, and nearly 70% of these are "non-routine."

Poor transitions in leadership are happening more frequently, accompanied by negative outcomes that pose a significant threat to the nonprofit sector as a whole and those reliant on nonprofit systems.

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