Managing nonprofits during a crisis
How do you lead during the COVID-19 crisis. One Executive Director turns to her board for support.
The departure of your leader, whether planned or unplanned, can be a time of stress and opportunity. Having high-level, experienced leadership work closely with the board and staff helps you use this time to strengthen your organization. Transitional leadership is a specialized skill, and we have successfully led many nonprofits through these challenging times.
Finding a new executive director is unlike any other hiring process. Led by the board of directors as opposed to staff, an effective executive director search faces challenges that require expertise in human resources, board facilitation, organizational assessment and a deep knowledge of how nonprofit organizations work.
Strong boards with clarity about member's roles and responsibilities lead to well functioning nonprofits. Whether tackling a specific problem or facing the need to improve overall board performance, we can customize a training that meets your organization's needs.
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We built one of the biggest dams in the world using only a well crafted mission statement.
In an introductory conversation we will learn about you, answer any questions you have about us, and together think through options that might best address the challenge/opportunity you see ahead.
We bring many years of experience working with hundreds of organizations to the conversation. Our goal is to utilize this learning as we address the unique situation of your organization.
If we agree it makes sense to work together we will develop and agree upon a process with clear deliverables to get you where you want to be.
Abby has worked over twenty years in philanthropy, non-profit and for-profit social ventures, environmental conservation and sustainable community development in developing countries and is excited to bring these perspectives to bear in support of the mission-oriented organizations here in the Pacific Northwest.
Ann has served as interim Executive Director assisting several large and small regional nonprofits experiencing significant leadership and organizational challenges.
Ben Moorad has helped over 80 local and regional nonprofits improve their communities and create a more equitable world.
Bob has devoted his life to building teams, strengthening organizations and seeking creative solutions to social issues.
Danny Mankin has extensive experience as an executive director including all aspects of fundraising, board development, budget management and executive searches.
Edith Molina is an accomplished and results-driven visionary leader, and skilled organizational development consultant.
Eric Vines loves to figure out the right "big goal" for an organization that will align everyone's work to a common end.
Jani Iverson has had a broad range of experience working with non-profits as they move through transitions to become stronger better functioning organizations.
John has worked in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He has worked with a range of organizations, and specializes in work related to affordable housing.
An executive leader with over twenty years’ experience in guiding non-profit organizations, Kaleen brings strong leadership, financial, strategic, and development skills to the nonprofits she serves.
Lisa has been working with nonprofits for more than 25 years to cultivate their internal strengths, achieve financial stability and articulate their impact.
Melissa Parkerton’s 25-year career in healthcare has always been motivated by a fascination with the way that people create change - as individuals, as team members, or as full organizations.
Paul is a non-profit professional with more than 30 years of experience. He has worked with more than 22 organizations as an interim ED and conducted searches for more than a dozen others.
With a deep respect for organizational values and a commitment to social justice, Robyn provides relationship-based training, facilitation, and leadership support for people putting missions into action.
We were very fortunate to have found an interim director. The experience, ability to deal with ambiguity, lead a team, involve others, and deliver on the execution of plans, was instrumental on the successful journey that followed. The interim jumped into this challenge with thoroughness and thoughtfulness.
Banfield Charitable Trust, and VP Elanco Corp
Our interim brought expertise and breadth of knowledge in nonprofit management, providing day to day management of the organization and bringing attention to hot issues. This gave the board a ‘reality check’ on our current status and where we needed to go. By hiring an interim executive director, I was able to focus my energies on the work of the board and the eventual search for the next ED.
Bradley Angle House
At the time we engaged the interim ED, the board was frustrated, anxious and concerned with the direction we were heading. Our interim immediately calmed the board, listened closely to the staff and reassured them during this sensitive time, and help us plan to stabilize the organization. It was an excellent choice to bring on a professional with nonprofit expertise and such communication and management skills.
Chehalem Cultural Center
Our interim ED provided needed leadership during a critical time of transition—leadership that the board and senior staff were unable to provide. The scope and deliverables were established in advance so real work was getting done. During this transition we adopted a strategic plan, met our budget goals in a tough economy, met program goals, and guided the organization through the transition to the new Executive Director.
Umpqua Holdings Corp