When our Executive Director unexpectedly announced she was stepping down there were many quick decisions to be made in order to continue business as usual. Once we met with Page Two Partners we had one less thing to worry about. I had no idea that you could hire an Interim Executive Director, but I’m glad you can. Our interim seamlessly stepped into the role and put us all at ease. He managed day to day tasks, identified strengths and weaknesses, and prepared us for a new ED. Being a new board chair, I honestly don’t know what I would have done if not for Danny and Page Two Partners. Tina Kimmey, Board Chair
SE Uplift Neighborhood Program
Tina Kimmey, Board Chair SE Uplift Neighborhood Program
We reached out to Page Two Partners to conduct our Executive Director search. From facilitating us to come to a clear profile of the leader we wanted/needed to the application process, guiding us through each phase of the interview process and facilitating us through our final selection process, we felt confident that we would be successful in our search. Our consultant, Jani Iverson, communicated clearly to us throughout the process. Most importantly, she provided us with detailed processes and tools and guided us through each phase. She always made sure that our discussions brought out each participants diverse ideas and thoughts and helped us come to a conclusion we all believed and felt great about. And, throughout the process, the search committee and board became a much more effective team which, I know, will have benefits for us as we move forward. We cannot thank Page Two Partners enough for leading us to a great conclusion with a new Executive Director that we feel is the best fit for our organization.
Eileen Boerger, Board Chair, Saturday Academy
Our experience with Page Two Partners was overwhelmingly positive. We hired you when we were facing a difficult transition. I can’t say enough about how both our interim and our search consultant worked out… under less than ideal circumstances. Ann, as interim held on to so many disparate threads and identified key parts of the organization that needed shoring up. She worked very hard bring us through this transition. Liz created a clear game plan for our search that emphasized fairness and kept us on track for an ambitious timeline that we set for ourselves. They were consummate professionals, and we are in a better, more exciting place moving forward.
We were very fortunate to have chosen the path of using 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 to assess options for the future, and then execute those plans. Our interim Executive Director jumped into this challenge with thoroughness and thoughtfulness. Not only did this ensure the ‘what’ of the outcomes, but the ‘hows’ involved people, brought them along, and engaged them to be a strong part of the solution to the difficult challenge that had to be worked through.
Eric Graves, VP Elanco and Banfield Trust Board
Banfield Charitable Trust
Having an interim leader with knowledge of nonprofits and boards was invaluable. To the community and our board and staff, there was nothing ‘interim’ about this quality and focused leadership, accomplishing more on a part-time basis than many professionals would in a full-time position.
Cheryl Pfaff, Board President
Council for the Homeless