Leadership Search Partners for Recruiting & Retaining Great Leaders
One of the biggest challenges for nonprofits is recruiting and retaining great leaders. A study by the inaugural Not-for-Profit Survey 2022 Trends Report states that “nearly half of respondents identified challenges with growth and scaling as a top concern.”
One way to help overcome these challenges is to partner with a leadership search firm like DCM Associates. We specialize in finding, vetting, and placing leaders at nonprofit organizations across the nation.
Our team comprises experienced and successful nonprofit CEOs, board chairs, foundation executives, human resource officers, and strategic advisors, which enables us to bring a unique perspective to each client’s specific executive search needs.
DCM Associates’ 5 Stage Process for Conducting Each Client’s Executive Search Needs
Stage 1: Analyze the Strategic Challenge
At DCM Associates, our first step is to work closely with the board to identify the skills and experience needed for the position. We will also develop a comprehensive, customized position and candidate profile for each client’s approval.
Stage 2: Conduct a Targeted Search
In Stage Two, we conduct a targeted search into organizations and sectors to identify individuals with the relevant skill sets, competencies, and qualifications required by each client. Developing a list of qualified prospects for consideration is critical in this stage.
Stage Three: Engage Prospective Candidates:
After developing a pool of prospective candidates, we will engage them in conversations to better understand their interest level and fit for the position. These conversations also allow us to further assess each candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experiences.
Stage Four: Present Qualified Candidates
Stage Four aims to provide our clients with a slate of qualified candidates from which they can choose. We will share our assessment of each candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experiences to help the client make an informed decision.
Stage Five: Negotiate the Employment Agreement
In Stage Five, we will work with the selected candidate and the client to negotiate the terms of employment. Once both parties have agreed to the terms, we will assist with onboarding the candidate into their new role.
Choose DCM Associates
If you’re looking for top talent to lead your nonprofit organization, don’t go it alone. Partner with DCM Associates and let us help you find the leaders you need to achieve your mission. Contact us today to learn more about our services.