Planning for Succession

A Toolkit for Board Members and Staff of Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation with Arts & Business Council of Chicago, by Merianne Liteman

2003, 29 pages, ISBN 0-9741107-0-1. Published by the Illinois Arts Foundation and Arts & Business Council of Chicago, IAA, 200 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 404, Chicago, IL, 60601, 312-855-3105,,

This hands-on toolkit, designed for nonprofit arts organization boards facing a transition of executive or artistic directors, provides a step-by-step process for planning for and implementing leadership succession. Of particular interest are the arts-specific transition topics included: replacing a founding artistic director, leadership in organizations managed by an ensemble, and transition in one-person organizations.