Resources in this section describe how to develop and implement a successful succession planning program. Resources include State and local examples.
Executive Transition Monographs
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2008)
Presents a series of publications focusing on aspects of executive transition management.
Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for Nonprofits (PDF - 243 KB)
Executive Transition Monograph Series, 6, 2008
Presents emergency succession planning tools and offers executive directors concrete guidance for thinking about when and how to leave an organization.
Effective Succession Planning: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent From Within
Addresses the components of succession planning and management, which include best practices, trends influencing succession planning, characteristics of effective programs, and various approaches for problem solving.
Effective Succession Planning in the Public Sector (PDF - 138 KB)
Reviews the current academic knowledge of succession planning in the public sector.
Succession Planning Basics
Describes basic concepts and steps for creating an effective succession plan for an organization.
Succession Planning for the Not-for-Profit Chief Executive
Child Welfare League of America
Discusses creating a plan to fill the leadership position in a nonprofit organization in case of emergency or for any point of transition the organization may experience.
Free Management Library
Provides links to resources that address aspects of succession planning and focus on transition of nonprofit leaders.
Taking Care of Your Company's Future: 3 Best Practices for Succession Planning (PDF - 667 KB)
SuccessFactors, Inc. (2008)
Provides a road map to effective succession planning.
State and local examples
Succession Planning: Attitude, Action, and a Nurturing Environment
Policy and Practice, 63(3), 2005
Describes the approach to succession management used by Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare.
Workforce and Succession Planning
New York State Department of Civil Service
Provides New York State agencies with guidance and a forum to share information on workforce and succession planning.