Are you considering an Interim Executive Opportunity?

If you are the best option for the organization, you can be its saviour. You might be the one who can save a not-for-profit important to your community, AND get amazing satisfaction from your accomplishments in a short time. If you’ve been approached to consider stepping into a not-for-profit as CEO or Executive Director for … Read more

These are a few of my favourite blogs

These blog articles from 2017 stand out in my mind as thought-provoking yet practical, with innovative ideas to benefit our organizations and ourselves or at least great ways to cover a topic. And they will lead you to sites that contain many excellent blog articles – check the lists at each for what titles resonate … Read more

Do you still need a Treasurer?

This board role was established for the volunteer officer who had custody of the funds and handled all financial transactions, with board approval as needed. And if your Treasurer is still making bank deposits and paying invoices, stop reading – you need that role. Most all-volunteer or very small organizations do. Even if a bookkeeper, … Read more

What Does a Great Executive Transition Look Like? Words of Wisdom from Jack Shand

I had the good fortune to interview Jack over a lovely lunch recently. Jack Shand (http://www.portagegroup.com/our-team/) has been a leader in executive recruitment for Canada’s association sector since 1996. Before that, he was President and CEO of the Canadian Society of Association Executives for ten years. As I usually do, I asked Jack to work … Read more

On Being an Interim Executive Director

I had the good fortune to interview Susan Detwiler, a delightful woman who has been successful as the Interim Executive Director of three very different US nonprofits, after five years as a full-time executive director. She’s run a religious school, a bird rescue group and an arts education group, and she’s sharing with us her … Read more

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