Leadership succession is a critical issue for nonprofit boards across Iowa, particularly in rural areas. ISU Extension is working with local citizens and communities to strengthen the networks and connections that help them thrive.
ISU Extension recently offered leadership succession workshops in Region 7 to help local leaders explore the process. Consultant Kim Anderson-Heller helped participants think about the needs of their boards, how to find new members and qualities they should have. “Success without a successor is failure. You always need to be thinking about who is going to fill your shoes,” she said.