Why Doesn’t Your Nonprofit Have a Succession Plan? (Mandy Pearce)

August 2023

Do you have a succession plan in place at your nonprofit organization? Most nonprofits don't, and you may be facing any number of challenges when planning for the inevitable transition that occurs at every organization. In episode #222 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, we learn from Mandy Pearce why having proper strategic and succession plans is vital to an organization's long-term health. She shares the key benefits of having a succession plan and answers questions you might face when planning for one. Mandy discusses how nonprofits can ensure a smooth leadership transition during the succession process that will minimize disruptions to the organization. 

"Succession planning is a vital piece of any nonprofit organization's overall strategic plan."



Mandy Pearce is the Founder of Funding for Good, which equips organizations with all the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. She continues to enjoy developing this company to meet the changing demands of the nonprofit world. For over two decades, Mandy and her team of experts have shared their proficiency in fundraising through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars and specialized consulting programs. Mandy's dynamic teaching style has brought thousands of people to her presentations at conventions, training workshops and online platforms. Mandy established Funding for Good, Inc. upon the core values of honesty, efficiency, direct communication and bringing sustainable dollars to local communities. Mandy lives in Hickory with her husband, Ricardo, and their two fur babies, Dalli and Max. She and Ricardo also own and operate a successful landscaping and custom woodworking company, Two Green Thumbs and More. On her days off, Mandy enjoys working in their garden, sipping sweet tea on their porch swing with a good magazine and cooking gourmet meals for their family and friends.