When a non-profit organization is going through a change, especially with regard to its C-suite executives, it’s important to maintain some semblance of normalcy throughout. You can’t simply let things fall to pieces or it will be very difficult for the next C-suite executive to pick up where the older one left off. The ideal situation would be to find someone new before the old executive leaves, but this isn’t always possible.
The Difficulty of Hiring a C-Suite Executive
We can provide you with C-suite executives—CEOS, CFOs, COOs and CIOs—to temporarily replace the ones who have left. If you have a C-suite vacancy, it might take you some time to fill it because it’s not always easy to find someone with the requisite qualifications who will be a good fit for your organization. It generally takes some time to fill any open position within an organization, but it might take longer for a C-suite vacancy because of the responsibility inherent in these positions.
What to Look for in a C-Suite Executive
When you’re looking for someone to fill a C-suite position, it’s important to consider their educational qualifications and how many years of experience they have working in your field. How many years of managerial/leadership experience do they have? Have they proven themselves by turning around another organization similar to yours? Eventually, you might also need to ask yourself if their work ethic and the company culture they espouse is similar to the work ethic/company culture in your organization.
Qualities of a Good Interim C-Suite Executive
Fortunately, Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions can provide you with C-suite executives with high levels of educational qualifications and many years of work experience into the bargain. We choose our C-suite executives specifically based on how well they’ve proven themselves in leadership positions. Our executives all have superior communication skills, and they understand how to run their respective departments (or the organization as a whole) smoothly. They’ll make sure that the organization reaches its goals during the interim period before a new C-suite executive is hired.