Effective Succession Planning for Nonprofits

  • 17 Jul 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Effective Succession Planning for Nonprofits

Speaker: Tricia Stevenson, Director, Leadership Development,

Business Volunteers Unlimited 

July 17, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Zoom

This webinar, designed for nonprofit leaders and board members, will focus on the importance of succession planning in nonprofit organizations, current leadership trends, and practical strategies for creating succession plans and leadership transitions. 

Topics will include:
  • Current State of Nonprofit Leadership Trends
  • Value of Succession Planning
  • Board’s Role and Responsibilities
  • Types of Succession Planning
  • Emergency Succession Planning: Preparedness for sudden, unforeseen departures
  • Planned Succession Planning: Structured transition for anticipated leadership changes
  • Elements of a Good Succession Plan
  • Individual Development for Potential Successors
  • Preparing the Board for a potential Executive Search

The webinar emphasizes the critical importance of proactive succession planning for nonprofit organizations. By preparing for both emergency and planned transitions and involving the board and potential successors in the process, organizations can ensure sustainable leadership and continued success.


Tricia Stevenson manages BVU's Board CONNECT program, where she prepares and matches business professionals to nonprofit board opportunities. She also provides guidance and consulting to nonprofit boards and staff members in the areas of succession planning and executive search. In addition to consulting, Tricia helps develop nonprofit leaders by managing BVU's Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program. Prior to joining BVU, Tricia spent 20 years working as a consultant and employee of the PolyOne Corporation where she was involved in their training, human resources, and IT functions. She holds an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Villanova University. Tricia serves as a Trustee with the Shaker Schools Foundation.


  • $25 per organization for Ohio Fedmembers with 1-5 program participants 

  • $35 per organization for Ohio Fedmembers with 6-10 program participants 

  • $45 per organization for Ohio Fedmembers with 11+ program participants 

  • $50 per organization for non-members 

Registration fee includes a link to a recording of the webinar that will be emailed after the program and available for a limited time. Not sure if your organization is a member? Click here. 

    Ohio Animal Welfare Federation is an approved provider of content which enhances professional competence and aligns with th5 domains of the CAWA Exam specifications. Every hour of training equals 1 CE towards CAWA Recertification.

    This webinar has also been approved for Continuing Educational Units by the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA). National certificate holders can submit for credit consistent with the NACA CEU policy located here.

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