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Succession Planning and Pandemic Recovery

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Online via Zoom

For more information, contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright at 818/677-2774 or

Preparing for planned or unplanned succession of nonprofit Executive Directors, as well as key Board members and - for larger nonprofits - senior staff, always has been important.  Smart nonprofits have written, Board-approved plans for succession, even if change may be (or seem to be!) far off into the future. Such plans are even more important at this time, when most nonprofits are wrestling with how to recover full functioning in everything from services to community outreach to fundraising. This free workshop will explore succession planning from multiple perspectives - how to stay prepared through regular organizational assessment, how financial management needs to be addressed, how to deal with the psychological stresses of transition, and the impact of succession on the nonprofit’s strategic plan. Speakers will be Lydia Floyd, CEO, Simple Data Nonprofit Consulting (and also ED of a small nonprofit); and Janet Levine, principal of Janet Levine Consulting and also VNR’s Senior Consultant. VNR Executive Director Dr. Thomas Backer will moderate the session. The workshop is part of the VNR Recovery Initiative.