Wednesday, February 7, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Succession! Whether You Plan for It or Not

Eric Vines, Partner - Owner, Page Two Partners
Jani Iverson, Principal, Page Two Partners

Succession happens. Planned or not, your current Executive Director won’t be at your organization forever. Are you ready for this eventual transition? 

This session is designed to prepare organizations for a change in leadership at the executive level. When your executive director leaves, you’ll have what feels like a multiverse of choices that can panic staff and stress an already busy board of directors. Planning now will make the transition less chaotic and easier to manage in the future.   

We’ll talk about how to identify, assess, and select a new Executive Director, building a plan for a well-managed transition (in an emergency or a planned departure). Participants will learn about the importance of developing leadership talent within the organization and how to create a succession plan that eases disruptions to daily operations. The session includes case studies, best practices, and practical tools to help attendees navigate the complexities of succession, ensuring the continuity and success of the organization.

NAO is committed to creating inclusive learning environments and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenters

Eric Vines, Partner - Owner, Page Two Partners

Over the past 20 years, Eric Vines has served as Board Member, Executive Director or strategic advisor to dozens of national, regional, and local nonprofits with both charitable and philanthropic concentrations. His work with boards includes national, state, and local organizations, where he supports the work of Boards and Executive Directors in building clear governance systems and stable financial support. As a co-owner of Page Two Partners, he helps nonprofits navigate leadership transitions, overseeing 15 consultant partners who assist organizations with executive searches, interim leadership, strategic planning, and board advising. Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and math from Whitman College and his MBA at the University of Oregon with studies focused on finance and entrepreneurship.


Jani Iverson, Principal, Page Two Partners

Jani is a Pacific Northwest native who has spent the last 25 years gathering experiences in the non-profit world as a volunteer, staff member, leader and board member. For nearly five years, she was the director of the Oregon Zoo Foundation, raising funds and garnering community support for the zoo's education, conservation and animal welfare priorities. Prior to that she was the interim executive director for several organizations in need of leadership during a crisis or transition, a role with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon that offered opportunities to nurture multiple teams. Before coming to Portland 12 years ago, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa, where she mentored two national NGO’s that supported women and was a founding board member of the country’s first HIV/AIDS-specific organization. An explorer at heart, Jani enjoys traveling around the world—or even just getting out of town for some fresh air in the mountains. Her career, another journey in her life, has brought her close to many people and causes she cares deeply about, and she is inspired to support the many nonprofits, nonprofit leaders and board members in Oregon that are doing amazing work in service to our communities.


Thank You Sponsors and Funders

Partner Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Friend Sponsor: CFO Selections
Foundation Supporters: Meyer Memorial Trust and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


$45 NAO Members
$75 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.

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February 7th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Price $75.00
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City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking, Operations & Planning
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding
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