Interim NonProfit Leadership:
How an Interim Executive Can Set Your Organization Up for Long Term Health

Is Interim Leadership the Answer for Your Nonprofit?

An interim nonprofit executive provides outside perspective to drive the creation and implementation of a strategic vision that aligns staff, leadership, board members and other stakeholders.

If you are facing a leadership gap, financial stress, bad morale, lack of communication and processes, or lull in performance, InterimExecs can quickly connect you with the right leader ready to deploy into your organization.

  • Tackle Unexpected Leadership Transitions
  • Keep Moving During a Full-Time Executive Search
  • Stabilize Your Team
  • Create Process, Systems & Technology to Grow


The Impact of On-Demand NonProfit Leadership

Tony Bavuso

“There were a few of us hanging in there to hold things together, but ultimately we needed strong leadership in the form of a new CEO who could address operational and relationship issues, and do value streaming.”

Tony Bavuso Board Member, VisionShare
Rovena Schirling

“You offer a remarkable service. Really a positive experience. The Interim CEO was terrific. She was definitely the right choice for us.”

Rovena Schirling Chairman of the Board, Tourette Association
Angela Kimball

“She was integral to our not only surviving a very tough year, but emerging stronger than ever and with a sense of collaboration and commitment to success.”

Angela Kimball National Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Cindy Reed

“Even as a nonprofit, we still have to make a margin. We felt that if we could get an Interim CEO that brought us the business skills we could really advance the organization. And we were right.”

Cindy Reed Board Member, Vision Share

Managing Growth in a NonProfit Organization

The nonprofit sector is faced with big change. The fresh perspective interim nonprofit leadership brings can be the key to navigating those challenges.

Whether your organization needs help with revenue generation, financial management, or operational improvement for a new fundraising strategy, interim leaders from InterimExecs RED Team are ready to make an impact on the first day. No matter the mission or type of nonprofit – association, foundation, social advocacy group, scientific research, healthcare, or education – it can be a struggle to manage growth and transition.

Call in Top Interim NonProfit Leadership

An interim nonprofit executive brings the leadership skills needed to quickly assess what is working and what isn’t, and to create a roadmap for moving  forward.

Your interim executive can work closely with the board of directors and team to put a strategic plan into action, supporting and building a strong culture with a commitment to governance and accountability, while setting clear measurable goals to evaluate progress during the transition period to new nonprofit management

Case Study

Leadership Gap Calls for an Interim Executive Director

When the Tourette Association found itself lacking leadership, the organization engaged an interim executive to complete vital tasks.

An Interim ED parachuted in to:

Develop and implement an operating plan with staff and board members to move the organization forward, addressing key revenue sources

Complete a name and mission change process while stabilizing financial situation

Streamline operations, dramatically improve investments in fund development and marketing, and recruit and onboard a permanent CEO

10 Signs You May Need

Interim Nonprofit Leadership

  • Decline in revenue and insufficient runway to be a sustainable organization
  • Board members and staff are not aligned on vision or a go-forward plan
  • Employees feel stretched from lack of project management resulting in low morale
  • There is no shared long term strategic vision
  • Innovation has not been a priority, threatening future growth 
  • Donors are concerned about organizational stewardship of their contributions
  • Lack of systems or financial controls making it difficult for the board to practice effective oversight
  • Senior leadership has failed, departed or needs to be shored up
  • The mission has changed, but it hasn’t been effectively communicated
  • Unusual turnover of leadership (staff and board)
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Case Study

NonProfit Executive Director Takes On Consortium in Chaos

Vision Share, a non-profit consortium of eye banks around the US, needed help getting board members, organizational leadership, respective local organizations and staff members aligned under a common mission and goal.

We Deployed an Expert Interim CEO Who:

Detailed and approved strategic and organizational framework and infrastructure, market positioning, member services, financial modeling, member rules of engagement and business plan

Implemented the foundational internal and external execution components necessary to realize strategic goals across the organization and board

Evaluated, recruited and on-boarded a new permanent CEO