Tools on this page support critical aligned capacity building work
Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in Succession & Transition
Talent Justice Initiative Toolkit
Fund the People, 2019, multiple tools linked below, PDF
Tool kit that addresses hiring, staff development for succession, and eventual promotion to the top leadership position. Includes perspectives specific to nonprofit organizations and to funders.
Equity in the Center, 2018, 38 pp, PDF
Working model using rubrics as a discussion framework to showing lever to move organizations through the race equity cycle from multiple perspectives including staff, board, leadership & community.
Thomas-Breitfeld, Sean et al, Building Movement Project, 2017, 26 pp, PDF
Research and key findings about the nonprofit racial leadership gap.
Transition as Opportunity to Reconsider the Operating Model
The Power of Possibility / BoardSource, 9 pp, PDF
A board discussion guide
Adams, Tom, Annie E Casey Foundation, 6 pp, PDF
Highlights transitions as “pivotal moments,” enabling organizations to change direction, maintain momentum, build or rebuild its infrastructure, and clarify its mission and vision.
Development and Growth of Consulting Practices
Adams, Tom, Former Director – Raffa, PC, 2017, 53 pp, PDF
Looks at the consulting practices surrounding executive transition and makes the case on how practitioners can better work together.
Alliance for Nonprofit Management, 2017, 20 pp, PDF
Developed by the Executive Transition & Leadership Continuity group, defines work of transition consultants and interim executive directors.