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  • Prepare for change at the top - Succession Planning for small nonprofits

    All nonprofits, regardless of size, should be prepared for a transition in leadership - for finding their new Everyday Hero. This session has been developed to address the following questions:

    • What will you do if your staff leader leaves suddenly or is planning her departure?
    • Do you know enough to keep your nonprofit in operation?
    • Do you have a plan that addresses a variety of transition challenges?

    Liz Heath, Principal, Sound Nonprofits

    Liz HeathLiz Heath has been active in the nonprofit sector for more than 40 years. Her work is grounded in the knowledge that any community is healthier and stronger when its nonprofit organizations are well led and well managed.

    Liz was the Founder and Executive Director of The Nonprofit Center a nonprofit capacity building organization. She is an experienced consultant, interim executive director, retreat facilitator, trainer and speaker with a special emphasis on nonprofit governance. Further, she conducts executive searches when small and mid-size organizations are seeking new leaders. She has served as adjunct faculty member in nonprofit management at the University of Oregon and as an instructor at the University of Washington Tacoma in the Fund Raising Certificate Program. She is a frequent presenter at local, statewide and regional conferences.

    She currently is a member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association and sits on the boards of the Nonprofit Leaders Conference, the Pierce County Human Services Coalition, and is past President of the Tacoma Estate Planning Council. She waas a gubernatorial appointee to the Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials where she served as Vice Chair (2015-16). She holds a BA in English Literature from Lawrence University of Appleton, Wisconsin.

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