Some small foundations seek the help of outside consultants as they think about succession issues. An outside expert can help you understand the dynamics of your family, so that everyone’s voice can be heard in a productive way. Sources such as Exponent Philanthropy, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and your regional association of grantmakers can help you find appropriate advisors, mediators, and consultants to make your decisions easier. They can also connect you with other foundations that have been through leadership transitions within their foundation. You might also turn to print resources – Exponent Philanthropy has a range of Primers and Tear Sheets related to succession, and we also recommend such as Splendid Legacy: The Guide to Creating Your Family Foundation (The National Center for Family Philanthropy) or The Succession Workbook (Council on Foundations), for help with your concerns.