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Succession Planning for Non-profits

Our comprehensive Succession Planning process is designed to help your organization plan for the future. A good succession plan will help you to attract and retain talent but also offer contingency plans for emergency unplanned departures. crawfordconnect works with our clients to build a succession plan customized for your organization.

A succession plan, endorsed by your Board, gives them confidence in the future of the organization and in decision-making. It communicates opportunities to internal staff about possible career paths and gives leadership the opportunity to groom staff to develop a high performing work force and to build a pool of prospective future leaders.

Planned succession is also a key factor in successful recruiting. The better you are at planning the future of your organization and developing your employees, the easier it is to target your recruitment efforts, find good fits, and retain top talent.

Making Succession Planning Uncomplicated but Comprehensive

Our approach is to apply an intuitive evaluation tool to capture standardized assessments of succession candidates against well-defined competencies customized for your organization. Candidates are ranked automatically through numeric scores, followed by a qualitative review of the intangibles which are also indicators of success. Evaluations are considered at multiple levels of management for a broader view, and recommended successors are compiled in a convenient report for Board approval.

The result of the process is a succession plan that meets all your needs:

  • Due diligence planning that manages the risk of contingent vacancies
  • Processes and tools that minimize the use of management time
  • A compiled report that sets out all succession evaluations and selections
  • A tool that informs and aligns staff development
  • Compatible with your performance management system
  • Easily updated during annual review process

crawfordconnect Succession Planning – Finding the way forward for years to come