Nobody lives forever (although some people try), and no leader stays at an organization forever (although some try).
Change happens, whether it is a manager leaving for another position or a founder deciding that it’s time to move on. Leadership changes can be hard for nonprofit organizations, but in the book “When Leaders Leave” Priscilla Rosenwald and Lesley Mallow Wendell argue that a leadership change can be seen as opportunity.
Further, they emphasize the need to prepare for change before it happens. They say this preparation can be effected in seven steps:
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