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Leadership succession planning for nonprofits

Leadership succession planning for nonprofits

May 21, 2024

In this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Lighthouse Counsel President Jeff Jowdy speaks with Jodi Weiss, senior client partner at global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry, about leadership succession planning for nonprofits.

In their discussion, Jodi and Jeff talk about issues including:

  • The importance of having a succession plan – and the consequences of not having one.
  • What organizations should be striving for in terms of a healthy culture of development that ensures the retention of key talent and encourages longevity.
  • What a successful succession strategy looks like.

About our guest

Jodi Weiss is senior client partner for Korn Ferry’s Professional Search Nonprofit and Higher Education Practice and a member of the firm’s Global Academic Team.

In her 20-year tenure with the firm, she has partnered with nonprofits, associations and higher education institutions to fill roles across organizations, from executive leadership to fundraising, finance, HR, DEI, operations, marcom and others.

Prior to Korn Ferry, she served as editorial director at The Princeton Review and held former roles as director of business development and creative planning and as managing editor. She served as managing editor at Golden Books, Education Division, and started her publishing career as production manager at McGraw-Hill’s School Division.