I have seen my friend really struggle to find a successor for her not for profit, and we at www.GYAEN.com was unsuccessful in finding a successor.
This is why it is back in my and my partner's hand, and it's back with a vengeance.
However, over the next 5 years of running it, we are going to be looking for a successor, rather than doing it overnight. We will follow on these 4 key rules.
1. Establish a time frame (3-5 years)
2. Focus on the skills, not relationships (no family!)
3. Find the right fit (ideally around the age 20-23 and willing to run GYAEN for 5 years)
4. We start the challenge from today