Planning for the future is essential for history organizations. Have an executive succession plan in place that is researched and update will aide in transition your organization goes through. Here are six websites with information on best practices for succession planning, governance, and recruitment.
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Association of Governing Boards
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the only national association that serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, and campus CEOs and other senior-level campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership.  Its mission is to strengthen, protect, and advocate on behalf of citizen trusteeship that supports and advances higher education.

Museum Association of New York
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has a list of resources and documents on succession planning.

New York Council on Nonprofits, inc.
NYCON is your one-stop-shop when it comes to information on running your nonprofit. NYCON staff members can provide a wealth of knowledge and answers for your nonprofit, however, there are also some wonderful resources online.

Transition Guides
Consultants that helps nonprofit leaders leverage turning points to build organizations that are stronger, more vibrant, and of greater service. They specialize in succession planning, executive searches, transition management, and organizational sustainability.

Next in Line: Five Steps for Successful Succession Planning
In this Executive Update feature article – Andre N. Mamprin director of Customized Leadership Development Programs for The Banff Centre in Canada – authored this insightful piece to help organizations develop a strong succession planning strategy.  A five-step exit plan, similar to the one advocated by Mamprin, created before a leader departs can help ensure organizational continuity and success.