Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Succession planning and risk management 101 – 10/17/11

As many as 75% of non-profit executive directors will be retiring in the next five years. Are you ready for a search process? On this week’s show, I speak with Phyllis Hockett, board president of the Utah Nonprofit Association, about the search process that board has undertaken to replace the retired executive director. The process includes members and staff but is being developed on-the-fly; there was no succession plan to work from but you’ll get ideas here for your own plan. Hockett also is the co-founder of Pathway Associates, a consulting firm that primarily serves non-profits in Utah and the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. My second guest is Michael Gurtler of Safe-Wise Consulting. He provides a basic overview of non-profit risk management and some ideas of how to manage risks within the context of your organization’s day to day operations.