We take the time to understand your mission, history, present reality, vision, and aspirations. We want to know about your board of directors, staff leadership, and team. These elements define your organizational culture. Finding the person who will thrive in your unique culture is essential.
We understand that often the best person for the job already has a job. So in addition to a proven broad national search methodology, we tap our vast network of friends and colleagues. We figure out where the most talented people are hiding and relentlessly recruit them.
We interview each candidate thoroughly. We review their background before we advance them — saving you hours of time and effort. Because sound decisions are often made by combinations of board members, staff leadership, and staff we patiently choreograph a scored interview process so your team can reach an informed consensus. We conduct a thorough background and reference check on final candidates.
Setting the candidate up for success starts with a smart offer. We listen closely to both parties. We help negotiate an employment agreement that works for everyone.
We don’t just disappear after the candidate starts the job. We recommend specific onboarding strategies. We check in with you at 30 days and 90 days to offer advice on employment transitions. We guarantee all new hires for one year.
Katherine DeFoyd keenly understands the multi-faceted nature of successful non-profit leadership. She works in partnership with organizations to leverage her deep pool of contacts, relentless recruitment efforts, and smart negotiation skills to yield real results.
Katherine DeFoyd helped Crutches 4 Kids find an excellent executive director and helped set a strategy for progress and growth. She continues to be a very valued advisor.