Did you know that an acting or interim executive director can be a good strategy during a leadership transition?
Utilizing a seasoned executive director to fill the void left by an expected or unexpected disruption in nonprofit leadership can be a viable alternative for board and staff members to consider during periods of transition.
The primary roles performed by an interim executive include supporting the board and staff; demonstrating stability and leadership to program recipients, funders and key stakeholders; ensuring operations run smoothly and the nonprofit remains in full compliance with regulations and policies. Depending on the type of bridge leadership needed, additional responsibilities may be requested. When hiring an interim, their passion for the mission, experience and expertise, and cultural competency should be explored, and expectations should be clearly articulated in writing.
McCarty & Co. team members are seasoned nonprofit executives who will help you assess the type of bridge leadership that will work best for your nonprofit and identify the best type of candidate to provide interim leadership.