Three Key Roles Funders Can Play in a CEO Transition

Publication date: 
April, 2015
The Bridgespan Group
Nonprofit leadership transitions, whether planned or unplanned, impact the organization's staff, its board, and potentially how the organization will achieve its goals in the future. With so much at stake, it's important that funders work with their nonprofits to ensure a smooth transition—and help sustain the organization until a new leader is found.
Through our experience with executive transitions, we've identified the following areas where funders can play a key role in helping the nonprofits they support navigate this phase of their organizations' lives.