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February 25, 2016

How to Navigate a Leadership Transition

Whether you are a new leader just starting at a nonprofit, a board member helping to oversee a leadership transition, or an employee about to get a new boss, the change can be difficult. These tips, checklists, and case studies will help nonprofit employees manage change and chart a new course for success.

Article
February 11, 2016

Embrace Your Outsider Status (and Other Tips for New Nonprofit Leaders)

Six nonprofit leaders offer tips and tactics for a new executive’s first weeks and months on the job.

Article
February 11, 2016

Opinion: 10 Steps for Success as a Nonprofit CEO

Lessons from a longtime nonprofit leader on meeting the challenges once you reach the top.

Article
October 05, 2014

Tips for New Chief Executives

Know your own weaknesses and don’t be critical of your predecessor.

Article
May 16, 2010

A N.Y. Program Helps Ease Transitions for New CEO’s

The New School is helping executives navigate the difficult task of leading an organization that has just lost its founder.

Article
November 05, 2015

10 Questions a Board Should Ask Before Hiring a New Leader

Two recruiting consultants provide key questions a board should answer before starting a search for a new executive director or president.

Audio
August 13, 2015

Audio: How to Create a Path for Effective Leadership

An organizational psychologist explains what nonprofits can do to train leaders already working for the group.

Article
October 05, 2014

How Boards Can Support New Charity Leaders

Boards should clarify roles and ask new chief executives what they need.

Article
November 17, 2013

Hiring a Chief Fundraiser: What CEOs and Boards Should Ask

A new book suggests that beyond asking about skills, boards should think hard about whether they are picking a proven leader and "thought partner" for a nonprofit's executives.

Article
October 05, 2014

Handing Over the Reins: a Charity’s 6-Step System

How Harlem Children’s Zone developed its succession plan and transition.

Article
October 05, 2014

Listen and Observe Are the Watchwords for New Chief Executives

New nonprofit leaders should cast a wide net instead of relying on a single ally in the organization.

Article
April 29, 2012

New School Helps Founders Handle Strain of Leaving

The New School is helping leaders deal with the business and emotional issues that arise as they leave organizations they started.

Article
October 05, 2014

How Harlem Children’s Zone Spent a Decade Preparing for New Leadership

A key part of the effort: building an endowment before the new CEO took over to reduce fundraising pressures.

Article
February 24, 2013

Teach for America Unveils Unorthodox Leadership Plan

Wendy Kopp, the charity's founder, is stepping aside to chair the group's board and let two executives, who work in different cities, share the top job.