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Supporting Board Led Searches for Executive Leadership

When a volunteer search committee is challenged to select the right leader to further advance the organization’s mission, a number of challenges can stand in the way of the committee doing its work.  The greatest challenge is defining the best approach to get the hiring process done well. The second challenge is having the time to fully deploy all the proven elements of a superior search process.

FindALeader.org was created under the nonprofit “SST Nonprofit Services” as a cost-effective alternative for organizations unable to afford the cost of larger executive search firms.  “FindALeader” provides experienced training and staffing support to volunteer search committees to assure that all the details that are part of their hiring plan are well managed.  The professionals at “FindALeader” use Third Sector Company’s “Hiring The Nonprofit Chief Executive” manual and their own extensive search experience to provide each client a custom suite of support services.

We contract with Board leadership to facilitate the administrative procedures to find a new senior executive (Executive Director, President, CEO, etc.). We offer these vital support services:
  • Training Search Committees To Do Their Best Work
  • Administrative Support to Search Committee Details
  • Initial Resume Screening Against Priorities
  • Meeting Technology For Long-Distance Candidate Interviews
  • Job Announcement Placements
  • Executive onboarding to ensure effective entry to the organizational culture
From full retained executive search to our “pay as you need” service, each search process for each client is tailored and uniqueThe primary niche we serve is for those organizations who do not have the resources to retain a search firm and want to do their own search, but do not have sufficient time availability or experience to process a full recruitment process. We have staffed numerous searches leading to successful placement of CEOs and Executive Directors.
The task of vetting candidates
dreamstime_xs_13985441We utilize the well-documented reference manual “Hiring The Nonprofit Chief Executive”© published by Third Sector Company. Its components include:
  • preparing for an effective volunteer-led search process
  • constructing the search committee
  • the essential elements of a successful search process and a realistic timeline
  • handling internal candidates and the politics of searching for a new leader
  • key considerations in the interview process
  • introducing your new leader the right way
We also offer:
  • Online video availability if necessary for group meetings and initial interviews
  • Placement of notices on websites and bulletin boards, with management/tracking of deadlines
  • Informal networking in local nonprofit organizations
  • Online document management using the advanced “iKrut” service to enable all search committee members to have ready access to all information, independent of platform or device.
  • Maximum use of Zoom meetings to economize on time commitments and travel of participants
Contact us today at info@findaleader.org for more information.