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IES Informs, Effects and Supports Nonprofit Transitions and Sustainability through these Services

Interim Executive Leadership

IES provides professional interim executive directors to lead nonprofit organizations through transitions. Typical engagements range from three to nine months. Our team of senior leaders bring a strong commitment to supporting nonprofits along with experience in the arts, education, human services, housing, environmental improvement, youth services, elder services, workforce development, historic preservation and more.


Leveraging the expertise of our practitioners, Interim Executive Solutions offers a number of technical resources and consulting services to our clients. These services can be provided individually or as part of comprehensive programs such as:

Sustainability Assessment

An independent organizational review, gathering input through staff, Board and stakeholder interviews and analyzing key measures of stability and impact, that will surface and prioritize issues that should be addressed in order to stabilize and strengthen the organization. This review will also inform the Board as to whether the organization would benefit from additional temporary capacity and professional expertise to address time sensitive tactical and strategic needs.

Transition Planning

An effective transition plan ensures that there are well-defined roles and responsibilities in the event of an unexpected crisis or an anticipated departure, and that the steps needed to prepare the board and staff for a new leader are clear. This process will inform the Board as to whether internal candidates are ready for larger leadership roles and what roles may need to be backfilled as a consequence. Where a highly qualified successor is not immediately available, a transition plan can assess whether an internal appointment could effectively fulfill the interim role or whether the organization would benefit from additional capacity and professional expertise to address time sensitive tactical and strategic needs.

Interim Placement

When professional interim leadership is appropriate, IES can provide seasoned professionals who have the requisite skills and knowledge and will fit the culture of your organization. Our process includes learning about your needs, carefully identifying candidates from our pool of experienced professionals, and, should you select one of our associates, supporting your Board and the Interim Executive Director throughout the entire engagement. The goal is to ensure that your organization maximizes the opportunity presented by the transition of leadership.

Mentoring and Facilitation Support


We offer mentoring to strengthening the staff, Board and new leadership thereby increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations. This service can be valuable in onboarding new Board members, developing senior staff, initiating or refining programs or responding to crises or stakeholder concerns. Our mentors can also be experienced thought partners for the leader of the organization, often at no cost.

Facilitation and Support

Through our team of professionals and our network of partners, IES provides resources to address specific needs such as:

  • Facilitating a strategic planning process,
  • Assessing Board governance,
  • Putting in place financial and operating policies, processes and reporting,
  • Developing marketing and fundraising strategies,
  • Improving human capital management and
  • Consulting on many other aspects of your operation.

Contact us for a free confidential consultation

Whether you are planning a leadership transition or exploring issues of governance, succession or improved operating team effectiveness, tell us your story. We may be able to provide insights and strategies to help you achieve your goals. Email info@interim-exec.org, or call 1-855-INT EXEC (1-855-468-3932).