Leadership Transition & Succession: A Toolkit for Social Change Activists and Non-Profit Organisations


A toolkit aimed at those who are considering a leadership change, those exiting, those managing transition and succession planning within organisations and those who are replacing a leader as incoming CEO.

It is specifically aimed at non-profit organisations. Through many years of working with leaders and activists in the area of social change, we recognise the challenge of transferring power from one leader to another.

Executive transitions and leadership succession can be difficult for all organisations, with specific challenges for non-profits. This guide is informed by the latest literature and theory and the practical experience of 20 non-profit organisations working in the area of social change. In addition to the challenges and the lessons learnt, the guide highlights the opportunities presented when managing transitions at the top.