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Leadership transitions at any organization, including nonprofits, are stressful, but a well-thought-out communications plan can ease the process, says this article from Boardsource.

By making stakeholders aware of steps along the way – from news of the current CEO’s departure to the development of a search committee to the announcement of the new chief – staffers and supporters will feel more engaged.

These tips for smart communication are excerpted from “CEO Succession Planning: Essential Guidance for Boards and CEOs,” a publication by Nancy R. Axelrod.

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