IES Informs, Effects and Supports Nonprofit Transitions and Nonprofit Sustainability through these Services
IES places professional nonprofit interim executive directors to lead nonprofit organizations through transitions. Typical engagements range from three to nine months. Our network 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, as a leading Northeast nonprofit consulting firm, Interim Executive Solutions offers a number of technical resources and nonprofit consulting services to our clients. These services can be provided individually or as part of comprehensive programs such as:
Nonprofit Sustainability Assessment Consulting
An independent organizational review, gathering input through staff, nonprofit Board member 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 nonprofit organization. This review will also inform the Board as to whether the nonprofit organization would benefit from additional temporary capacity and professional expertise to address time sensitive tactical and strategic needs.
Nonprofit Transition Planning Consulting
An effective nonprofit 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 nonprofit Board and staff for a new leader are clear. This process will inform the nonprofit Board as to whether internal candidates are ready for larger leadership roles and what roles may need to be back-filled as a consequence. Where a highly qualified successor is not immediately available, a nonprofit 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.
Nonprofit Interim Executive Director and Leader Placement Consulting
When professional interim leadership is appropriate for a nonprofit organization, IES can put seasoned professionals in place 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 network 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 nonprofit maximizes the opportunity presented by the transition of leadership.
We offer nonprofit coaching/nonprofit mentoring to strengthen the staff, the Board and new leadership thereby increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations. This service can be valuable in on-boarding new Board members, developing senior staff, initiating or refining programs or responding to crises or stakeholder concerns. Our nonprofit advisors also function as experienced thought-partners for the leaders of the organization.
Nonprofit Project Management, Facilitation and Support
Through our team of professionals and our network of partners, IES provides resources to address specific needs such as:
- Facilitating/project managing the strategic planning process for a nonprofit organization,
- Assessing nonprofit Board governance,
- Putting in place nonprofit financial and nonprofit operating policies, processes and reporting,
- Developing nonprofit marketing and nonprofit fundraising strategies,
- Improving nonprofit human capital management,
- Consulting on many other aspects of your nonprofit’s operation.
Note that we can serve as a nonprofit project manager to keep a variety of critical, cross-functional, and time-sensitive projects on track.
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 for your nonprofit, tell us your story. We may be able to provide insights and strategies to help you achieve your goals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-855-INT EXEC (1-855-468-3932).