Hewlett-Funded Program Helps Outgoing Executive Directors Plan Smooth Transition
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has approved funding for a second cohort of a new program that supports long-time executive directors who are planning a transition. The program, called What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition, is administered by Third Sector New England. Leadership transitions — especially those of long-time leaders — can raise specific challenges and opportunities for executives, boards, and the organizations they lead. What’s Next is a program that is proven to help late-career leaders explore their legacy, support boards in preparing their organizations for the future, and strengthen organizations’ readiness for change.