Your nonprofit’s executive director just notified the board that they will leave the organization. How do you know if you should hire an interim executive director? Here are some signs that an interim ED could be the right fit for your nonprofit.
Your nonprofit is experiencing—or is recently healing from—internal turmoil.
It’s not immediately clear what skills your nonprofit most needs in your next executive director.
The staff struggles with capacity, cohesiveness, or both.
The board seeks an objective assessment of strengths and weaknesses.
The distinction between governance and management is unclear.
The departing executive director is a founder or has served in the role for a long time
- Questions to Ask When Your Nonprofit Needs an Interim Executive Director – TSNE
- Understanding the Role of an Interim Executive Director – Harvard Business School