Our interim Executive Director brought expertise and breadth of knowledge in nonprofit management. I knew I could count on this leader for day to day management of the organization and to bring attention to hot issues. This gave the board a ‘reality check’ to where the organization is 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. And having this skilled leadership as a model, we learned what to look for in the next leader of our organization.
Bradley Angel House
Throughout the entire process, we were given clear and supportive communication, assistance in comparing and contrasting candidate skills. The astute understanding of our cultural needs, and broad base of organizational understanding has resulted in the hiring of a skilled and passionate leader. And, no recruitment process is complete without attention to preplanning for the arrival of a new leader. Our board was guided in developing an integrated plan for our new leader. From start to finish, having the professional support from someone with leadership knowledge, outstanding communication skills, attention to detail and a great sense of humor, made the process enjoyable as well as successful.
Joe Dana, Board and Search Committee Chair
The Grotto, Portland Oregon
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 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
The relaxed manner of our consultant put the board at ease and he was able to orient them and the executive committee quickly and comfortably. I have personal experience with a dozen different non-profit boards. As well, I have managed several large public agencies. During my tenures, we were involved in executive recruiting and hiring. Considering that experience, as well as being a member of our CEO Selection Committee for this board, I heartily recommend and am personally very appreciative of the work done on our behalf and for this expertise.
Pat LaCrosse, Board and Search Committee Member
Oaks Park Foundation