Helping nonprofit leaders do better at doing good

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Boards

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Individual Members: Free to Attend
Organizational Members: Free to Attend
Non-Members: $55


About this event

How long will it take for your organization to meet its mission, declare victory, and go out of business? Some nonprofits can envision success in a decade or two; others expect to continue for generations. If you’re not activating the next generation of leaders, who will carry on? How are you adapting to demographic and social changes that make board recruitment – and board leadership – more challenging?


Nonprofits that are serious about their own sustainability should also be serious about planning for the smooth and thoughtful transition of their leadership. Whether this occurs due to intentional term limits, an unexpected vacancy, or the anticipated stepping-down of a long-tenured leader, being ready with a plan in place can help a nonprofit weather the inevitable storms of leadership transition. 

In this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  1. How organizations grow and change over time – and how leadership needs change as nonprofits grow.
  2. Board recruitment with an eye toward succession planning.
  3. Succession planning strategies for new and long-serving Board chairs.
  4. Preparing for planned (and unplanned) vacancies.
  5. Leadership sharing approaches that will help grow future leaders.
  6. Tangible tips for training and empowering others to lead.

This workshop is designed for Nonprofit Executive Directors and Board Leadership.  Team participation is encouraged.

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Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson ( provides training and consulting for nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies. Over the past 28 years, Andy has worked with clients in 47 US states and across Canada.

Since pandemic began in March 2020, he has designed and facilitated more than 175 online meetings, webinars, and remote workshops covering a variety of topics, including fundraising, board development, marketing, leadership development, facilitation, planning, change management, and train-the-trainer programs.

Andy is the author of six books, including Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money, His latest is What Every Board Member Needs to Know, Do, and Avoid. He lives in Plainfield, Vermont.