Useful Articles, Publications, Organizations & Toolkits

Please browse this curated list of resources to assist nonprofit organizations. Resource sections: Succession Planning and Leadership Transitions, Articles by Mindy Lubar Price, Performance Evaluations and Compensation, and Strategy Management and Leadership.

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Succession Planning and Leadership Transitions

Considerations for Emergency CEO successions, Posted By Heidrick & Struggles

Don’t Wait to Prepare for an Emergency Succession, Posted By Harvard Law, By James M. Citrin, Cassandra Frangos, and Melissa Stone, Spencer Stuart

Making Founder Successions Work, By Jari Tuomala, Donald Yeh & Katie Smith Milway

Succeeding with Succession from The Bridgespan Group

The Evolution of
Executive Transition
and Allied Practices
, Tom Adams, Director at Raffa, P.C.

After the Handshake, By Dan Ciampa

Gearing Up and (Teaming Up) for a Leadership Transition, By Susan M. Poglinco, PhD and Priscilla Rosenwald, MS, Blue Avocado

Articles by Mindy Lubar Price

Portal Visitors: Guest column by Mindy Lubar Price posted on the Nonprofit Portal of Greater Milwaukee in response to questions concerning finding job listings in the nonprofit sector.

Fund Development: Mindy Lubar Price co-authored with CPA Dan Brophey on energizing fund development.

Performance Evaluations and Compensation

Nonprofit Executive Pay and the Sensitivities of Communities, By Jeanne Allen and Ruth McCambridge on Nonprofit Quarterly

Evaluating the Executive Director, From CompassPoint’s Building Successful Boards seminar

How Much to Pay the Executive Director?, By Jan Masaoka, blue avocado

Strategy, Management & Leading

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People, Dr. Travis Bradberry, The Huffington Post

Why Nonprofits Must Innovate, By Amy Hsuan, Adam Katz, Brenda Thickett, and Mark Freedman

Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A Missed Philanthropic Opportunity, By Niki Jagpol and Ryan Schlegel, National Committee for Responsive Technology, 2016

Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report 2016, by Concord Leadership Group

Beyond Fundraising: What Does it Mean to Create a Culture of Philanthropy?, By Cynthia M. Gibson, Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund

The Nonprofit Workforce Crisis: Real or Imagined? by Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie Lessans Geller, Johns Hopkins University, 2007

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