Working to prepare for your incoming development director will ease the transition in a variety of ways. By hiring an interim development director, you can tackle these areas that will help with a successful transition:
* Conducting a development audit to find your missing pieces
* Documenting procedures to help your new hire jump into managing workflow
* Managing upcoming campaigns and events
* Assist with hiring efforts
The role of an interim development director is a critical one as it helps with continuity and instilling confidence with your donors. Your fundraising department is an important part of your overall operations and having an interim professional aid you, it conveys a message of priority in caring for your relationships.
If you are in need for short term or long term interim fundraising support, please drop me a line!
"Clarinda’s presence as our Interim Development Director reassured the board and donors that fundraising efforts would continue while searching for a permanent Development Director. While with Portland Center Stage, she conducted a fundraising audit to help us better understand and improve our capacity for increasing contributed income. She met with staff, board and donors to receive feedback from a variety of perspectives on our fundraising activities. We were able to give our new Development Director a full and complete background of methods we have used in fundraising, performance measurement reports and recommendations for the future. This has been of great help in getting our Development Director up and running quickly in her new position."