Succession Planning Resources

Succession planning is an important piece of CAC management practices.  A succession plan outlines a leadership development and emergency succession plan for the CAC, and reflects its commitment to sustaining a healthy, functioning organization.  Succession planning is included in the NCA 2017 Standards for Accreditation (Organizational Capacity):  The CAC has a written succession plan to insure the orderly transition and continuance of operation of the CAC. The following is a list of some online resources for CACs.

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Blue Avocado

A bimonthly newsletter of American Nonprofits, a membership organization that provides practical financial information and support to U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, staff, stakeholders and volunteers. It is created by and for community-based nonprofits. Here is a post about Succession Planning for Nonprofits of All Sizes.

National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) Child Abuse Library Online (CaLIO)
NCAC’s Child Abuse Library Online has created some best practices guidelines for succession planning including: (click links below)

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. We identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Nonprofit Executive Succession Planning Toolkit,
Kansas Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

This toolkit is a resource for nonprofit board of directors and executive leaders. It provides tools to effectively implement succession planning and overcome barriers.


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Disclaimer: The resources provided are not an exhaustive list and more may be added in the future. Additionally, many are links to outside websites, which may, from time to time, update their content.