Each search process is custom fit to your needs. We provide distinct, high-quality services at every stage of the search process. Whether we are retained to manage the complete search life-cycle or to direct a specific stage of the search, our transparent fee-for-service model allows you to work smarter. This gives you control over where we spend our time, the flexibility to leverage your own resources as needed, and freedom to appropriately manage your budget. Together, this stronger partnership yields both better recruiting and deeper long-term talent management for your nonprofit.
High-functioning boards demand strong governance and a diversity of exceptional and dedicated talent. We help nonprofits achieve both, starting with an assessment of current board activities and policies, an inventory of talent as it maps to the fulfillment of short- and long-term strategic growth and development plans, and a pipeline of future board members ready to serve.
By providing an expert voice in the shifting role of boards in nonprofits in transition, we act as a partner to the CEO or board chair, often delivering difficult news or introducing potentially uncomfortable change, while at the same time using the search as a way to engage and excite long-time supporters who can and should dig deeper. Simply put, we know what motivates people to dedicate their time, talent, and treasure to a cause, and we know how to ask.
If finding great talent once is good, knowing how to find great talent again and again is better. We are proud to offer customized search training to our clients who want more in-depth understanding of the process for use in future searches. Brief and tailored sessions are designed for each organization and appropriate for staff at all levels. We walk clients through every step of the search process, from developing a deep and diverse pool before launch to conducting illuminating interviews to moving past platitudes to get the real story in references at the end. Our training services are available in person or via webinars and online conference technologies.
Our engagements provide a safe space for clients to discuss the challenges and opportunities that will face their hire, and for executives to understand how their strengths and weaknesses will align accordingly. During the course of every search – from early calls with trusted nominators, through biographical interviews with candidates and in-depth discovery conversations with references both on and off-list – we are privileged to learn a great deal about our clients and the candidates they choose to hire. This knowledge becomes the foundation on which the success of the match ultimately rests. By working with the client and their hire throughout the first year of their transition, we are able to bring to bear this enormous knowledge, and help predict and offset where the bumps may be.