Executive Search & Interim Management
CAUSE Leadership specializes in the search and recruitment of executive leadership and fundraising personnel for charitable, mission-driven organizations. The charitable sector is undergoing the largest transition of leadership ever faced in modern day philanthropy. Baby Boomers have already begun to retire and the Millennials are now the largest living generation. Meanwhile, GenX is outnumbered on both sides and its talent pool cannot meet the demand of today’s charitable organizations. This will require many charities to look differently at their talent attraction and retention.
Four possible solutions include:
- Interim leadership
- Identifying high-potential candidates from within and giving them real leadership development and mentorship
- A proper, eyes-wide-open transition of private/corporate sector talent
- Amalgamation and merger of like-oriented organization
Whether your organization is focused on social services, hospital/healthcare, education, international relief & development, or one of many other important causes, we work with a diverse group of mission-driven organizations. Our recruitment process is solutions-focused with the client in mind. Given our insight on the charitable sector, we will be your trusted advisor. Flexible, yet structured, we work to connect you with the best available talent (did we say it was competitive out there!)
Recruitment Advisory Services
Charitable budgets are often strained and stretched and undertaking a full executive search may not be possible during certain seasons of a charity’s lifecycle. Of course, that doesn’t mean your talent needs are any less important. In fact, they’re probably more important. For those organizations that just can’t undertake a full executive search, we understand but, we’d still want to help. That’s where our recruitment advisory services come in.
While we won’t actively undertake the search for you we can assist with many of the other aspects of the search process such as:
• Crafting a position description
• Developing a job ad
• Assisting with interviewing
• Providing psychoanalytic leadership assessment support
• Reference checking
• And other elements where you may need support
Don’t feel like you’re on your own. We’re here to help.
Succession Planning Consulting
As mentioned above, the leadership landscape in North America is changing with the retirement of many Baby Boomers. We understand the pressures on the charitable sector to attract and retain leadership – executive, fundraising, and even boards of directors (more on that later). Together, we have the opportunity to help your organization to strategically and significantly impact the present and future mandate by bringing in the right leader now, not later (don’t wait too long).
Our associates provide succession-planning consultation over a number of months. We work with the Board to assist in developing long-range vision and plans for the organization and then determine what leadership talent will be required to lead the organization forward. Further assistance with job descriptions and compensation packages ensures a smooth transition.