The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide

by Tom Adams


In this dynamic resource, Tom Adams (an expert in succession planning who has worked with hundreds of organizations) shows how intentional leadership development and properly managed leadership transitions provide nonprofits with the rare opportunity to change direction, maintain momentum, and strengthen their capacity.

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  • Discover why intentional leadership development and effectively managed leadership transitions provide rare opportunities to change direction, maintain momentum and strengthen your capacity.
  • Encounter instructive options for transitions and leader development that serve start-up agencies and high-performing nonprofits alike.
  • Expand your perspective of succession planning to include a leadership culture as you recognize its impact on your nonprofit’s sustainability.
  • Learn how to apply the transition management phases: prepare, pivot and thrive.


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About the Author

Tom Adams is a national thought leader, speaker, and trainer as well as president and cofounder of TransitionGuides, a consulting and educational services company based in Silver Spring, Maryland. His firm advises nonprofits on leadership succession, executive search and transition management, and related leader development and capacity-building initiatives. Adams has published extensively, including articles in the Nonprofit Quarterly and the Stanford Journal for Social Innovation. For more information on TransitionGuides, visit

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