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.

January 1, 2004

Executive Transitions Series

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    Background on the challenges and opportunities associated with executive transitions.

  2. 2

    Description of the model of executive transition management that has been in development during the last decade.

  3. 3

    Description of a series of opportunities for funders and other partners to provide support for this developing service modality.

  4. 4

    A synopsis of efforts from the Casey Foundation to increase the availability of executive transition management services.

  1. 5

    How funders, board leaders and executives, researchers, management support organizations, leadership development programs, and others can help increase the efficacy of executive transition management.

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.

Findings & Stats

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