Why We All Need a Succession Plan

When I was Board Chair of a nonprofit, I remember the conversations about needing a succession plan for our CEO. We struggled as an organization to develop one because we didn’t really know what a succession plan was. In our experience, staff transitions went like this: someone gives a two weeks’ notice, the organization posts the job, someone interviews candidates, …

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The Necessity of Stepping Away: How a Local Nonprofit Leader used Sabbatical to Become a Better Leader

The Refuge Center for Counseling was the first nonprofit to receive a Sabbatical Grant from The Healing Trust.  Sabbatical Grants provide support for a nonprofit organization during a period of Sabbatical for the nonprofit CEOs/Executive Director’s renewal. Amy Alexander, LMFT and Executive Director of The Refuge Center, shared her experience utilizing this unique opportunity. What did you do during your Sabbatical? During the …

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The Healing Trust’s Cathy Self Retires; New CEO Appointed

NASHVILLE, TENN. (Aug. 9, 2016) — The Healing Trust’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Kristen Keely-Dinger as the new president and CEO of The Trust, effective in December. Keely-Dinger is currently the organization’s executive vice president. The Healing Trust is the rebranded Baptist Healing Trust, renamed to more closely reflect its mission to support Middle Tennessee’s healthcare-related nonprofit organizations. Keely-Dinger …

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