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Leadership Transitions

Losing a leader can create instability, overwhelm staff and board members, and keep the organization from moving forward.

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Securing an interim executive director can stabilize the organization, sustain programs, and ease donor concerns.

Using an interim leader gives you time to conduct a well-thought-out consecutive search to find the right permanent leader, which can take several months.

Our Services
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Organizational Assessment

Leadership change is a good time to assess the organization and implement changes where needed. Markgraf Consulting will help you with an organizational assessment and recommend necessary changes. We provide direction with the Executive Director or CEO job description.

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Interim Leadership

Markgraf Consulting offers the interim leadership services of Michelle Markgraf, an experienced nonprofit professional. As your interim Executive Director, she can quickly assess the organization’s needs and priorities. With the Board, we will make an interim plan to fit the needs of your organization, with a focus on maintaining critical programs.

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Executive Search

Selecting a new executive leader is one of the board’s most essential functions. Markgraf Consulting can assist with a successful executive search. This includes assessing organizational needs, establishing search criteria, and assisting with the interview and selection process.

Why should you use an interim executive?

  • Provide an objective assessment of the organization

  • Will identify the key characteristics and priorities for the next executive

  • Can be a positive catalyst for change when it is needed

  • Experienced individual to assume responsibility for operations

  • Gives the board time to select a permanent leader

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