The Opportunities of an Interim Role: A Panel Exploration

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) will host a panel to explore the valuable role that an interim executive can play in bridging a leadership transition.

The role of the interim is much more than a placeholder. An effective interim can help an organization prepare for and support the long-term success of a new permanent executive or manage a short-term leadership gap. How do you make the most of this time? What should an organization look for in their interim candidates? What questions should you ask an organization as you decide whether to serve as an interim?
Led by four expert panelists, this forum is appropriate for executives interested in doing interim work, for board members considering staff transitions, and for all nonprofit leaders thinking about nonprofit best practices. The panelists include:

Katherine Morrison runs Morrison Nonprofit Transitions, which provides professional services to nonprofit organizations including executive transition support, consulting in fundraising, board development, strategic planning, and interim executive leadership. Katherine has decades of experience including 13 successful interim executive director engagements, primarily in Washington, DC.

Larry Zippin is a nonprofit leader whose roles included serving as the Chief Executive at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and the President and CEO at the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Virginia. Since 2013, Larry has served in interim leadership roles for a number of nonprofit organizations in the Charlottesville and Richmond region.

Rachel Lloyd Miller is a nonprofit professional and consultant in Charlottesville. Rachel helps leaders and staff navigate the dynamics of their roles within their programs, with a focus on promoting effective and clear communication. Previously, Rachel served as the Interim President at Piedmont CASA, where she had also served as the Advancement Director.

As the Vice President of Programs and Communications at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation in Washington DC for over a decade, Rick Moyers supported the funding of interim leaders at nonprofit organizations. Now an independent consultant in his hometown of Staunton – and currently serving as the board chair of BoardSource, Rick brings the perspective of a nonprofit leader and funder to our exploration of the role of the interim leader in nonprofit organizations.

The cost is $15 for CNE members and $20 for non-members and includes lunch.

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or

Topic Human Resources
When Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Where Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Trainer Katherine Morrison, Larry Zippin, Rachel Lloyd Miller, and Rick Moyers
Member Fee $15.00
Non-Member Fee $20.00
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