Jani and the P2P team made our search process a great experience. They came to feel like natural, comfortable members of our team – who were there to help us, make each step easy and good, and hold us true to our stated goals and priorities for this search. Jani leads with integrity. She is smart, direct, transparent, and warm. The P2P team helped us keep a pace that met our timeline and followed a methodology that was do-able and made sense. We know there are lots of mechanics to a search process as good as we experienced and she delivered. And, as the saying goes, ‘I don’t want to know how the sausage is made,’ Jani kept us out of the machinery level of the process. Honestly, in every way, she was incredibly helpful.
Andra Stoll Carrick
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
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
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. Having this skilled leadership enabled us to bring staff, Board, and stakeholders together during a time of transition to lay the foundation for us to continue our services to the community.
Neil McLaughlin, Board President
A sincere thank you for your hard work to get our JWEA Board functioning. You are both very good listeners who are able to analyze what you learn and channel that information into a positive action plan. Those are rare and valuable skills; I'm grateful that you offer your talents to non-profits like ours.
Steve Kirn, board member
Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum
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