Interim Executive Director – two years

  • Grew organization on the brink of closing to $458,000 annual budget
  • Built Salesforce database from scratch to 1500
  • Raised $71,757 from two closely linked fundraising activities
  • Received $333,684 in grants

Interim Development Director – one year

  • Grew individual giving from less than $5000 to $50,000
  • Created first-year Arizona Tax Credit promotion earning $24,000 Total agency budget $450,000

Interim Grant Manager – four months

  • Wrote eight grants, received three (37%) totaling $190,000
    Total agency budget $12M

Strategic Planning – six months

  • Created new funding opportunity resulting in $60,000 increase
    Total association budget $250,000

“Can I just say, thank you.  I have appreciated you to no end during your time here.  You have set us up in such a thoughtful way. Engagement is in a better place because of your work.”

—Mandi Tripoli, Director of Community-Engaged Practices
Mesa Arts Center | Arts in Mind Engagement

“Alisa is full of enthusiasm and showed abundant willingness for the role she performed...she has many wonderful qualities and a savvy skill set.”

—Melani Walton
Event Chair

“…the use of interim EDs represents a powerful capacity-building strategy, one that nonprofits should carefully consider when addressing the challenges of their next leadership transition.”

​“...While not all organizations in transition require an interim ED, research and practice to date at CompassPoint suggest that those groups that do use an interim ED emerge stronger, more financially sound, and with high levels of optimism about the future impact of their agency.”

© 2005, The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund,
Annie E Casey Foundation

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Executive Transitions Monograph Series, Vol. 2