Stepping Up, Staying Engaged

Succession Planning and Executive Transition Management for Nonprofit Boards of Directors

By The Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2006


This publication focuses particularly on board leaders. It provides a set of practical perspectives, hands-on tools, brief case studies, and useful resources to help board chairs, officers, and members take a proactive approach to preparing their organizations for a transition.

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

A 2004 study of 2,200 nonprofit leaders found that 65% of the executives intended to leave their positions by 2009.

Another survey found that 75% of more than 1,900 executives polled planned to leave within five years.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations