Many organizations will be seeing a wave of executive director retirements over the next 4-6 years, and have not begun to address succession planning to ensure a smooth transition. Whether it’s a planned or emergency transition, the board can get ahead of this important and long process by planning early. Without a succession plan, the organization is at risk. Whether you’re hiring your first executive director, or replacing a funder, it’s a time for the board to reflect on what future they seek. Successful leadership transitions are pivotal moments in the lifecycle of a nonprofit organization. I can assist with your planning and assessment.