Frequently Asked Questions for Problem Solving Projects
Our Interim Executive Solutions (IES) goal is to assist nonprofit Boards to achieve organizational success. We aim to help your nonprofit organization transform itself, building a solid platform of operations that will carry the organization into the future.
We do not do traditional consulting. We provide Interim Executive Directors and we provide coaching to your senior management team and Board Governance workshops for your Board of Directors. Problem Solving is the service we provide closest to traditional consulting. Our goal is to work closely with the clients to help bring about the transformative results the client seeks during the engagement, not just leave a report on the client’s desk.
We provide an individual or team to help your organization with specific project oriented services. We don’t just study the problem and give you a report and recommendations. We work with you to solve the problem. Here are some of the tools we might use or develop for you to solve the problem you describe.
- Succession Planning
- Strategic Planning & Facilitation
- Dashboard for Data Reporting
- Program Budget with monthly “plan vs actual” reports
- Strategic Restructuring, Consolidation, Merging, Acquisition, Dissolution
- Mediation & Conflict Resolution
- Program & Performance Assessment
- Staff Training and Performance Improvement
- Development & Grant Writing
- IT Assessment
- Planning & Maintenance for Facilities and Properties
Frequently Asked Questions:
1 Do you provide consulting services in organizations where you are not providing IED services?
Yes. We find that many of the skill sets we’ve developed as IED’s can convert to specific, targeted “products” (like an information dashboard) or “projects” (like development and grant writing assistance). These specific projects can make a big difference to an organization that has hit a “hot spot” and needs some targeted assistance.
2 How do you calculate the cost of the service?
IES will confer with your organization to define the problem and we will recommend team members who may be most qualified and available to assist. The team member you select, along with IES partners, will develop a proposal estimating the length of time, the number of hours and the cost for the project.
3 What is the contracting process like? Does our organization sign a contract with your firm for the consulting? Or with the individual?
Your organization will enter into an agreement with IES. The proposal submitted, or a modification of it, approved by your organization, will be included as the “scope of services” portion of a consulting contract with IES (Interim Executive Solutions).
4 What if we need an additional expert during this engagement?
IES has a many highly qualified specialists covering issues like coaching, strategic planning, fund raising, facilitation, dashboard development, etc. These are available to the consulting project engagement leader for short consultations and advice. Longer consultations would require a separate or amended contract. We also have a broad knowledge of capable professionals in the nonprofit field and are happy to make recommendations with no fee to your organization.
Our mission is to make your organization successful!