Nonprofit Leadership Development Toolkit


Introduction: Building Your Plan A

Bridgespan’s Leadership Development Toolkit, and the leadership development guide, videos, and tools within it, are designed to share stories, lessons, and immediately actionable next steps so that you can effectively work with your senior leadership team to develop the next generation of leaders for your organization.

Key Content

Video: Introducing Bridgespan's Nonprofit Leadership Development Toolkit

Succession plans help you replace what you already have. “Plan A” will help you create the team you’ll need in the future. This video sets the framework for the entire site by explaining what you’re building toward.

Next Step

Draft a "Plan A"

Download this Plan A template now, and see how much of it you can fill out. Then complete steps 1 to 3 and come back to your Plan A—you should be able to edit and refine it!

Additional Tool

Leadership Diagnostic Survey

Take this diagnostic survey and you’ll receive a report telling you where your organization’s leadership development strengths and weaknesses are, and which sections of this toolkit you should prioritize.