Events are being cancelled, volunteers and donors are losing their jobs, and nonprofits across the country are doing their best to navigate the uncharted waters of a global pandemic. Here are 4 reasons why you should engage an executive search firm like The Batten Group now.

  1. Top development professionals are more precious when income is uncertain. Organizations need to make sure their team is filled with proven talent who has been successful in the toughest of times, with national relationships and a strong proven network to raise money NOW.
  2. The cost of a bad hire is even more evident in times where the market is constricting. Your front-line fundraiser isn’t cultivating and stewarding old and new relationships, and isn’t adapting to the current climate. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost for each bad hire can equal 30 percent of the individual’s annual earnings (more for fundraisers). When your Director of Development earning $100,000 is a bad fit, the real cost to your organization will be $130,000+.
  3. Most search firms charge their clients top dollar for their service, irregardless of performance. The Batten Group offers a 100% iron-clad guarantee to recruit top talent in the market and to do it in a cost-conscious manner.
  4. Networking at this time among staff and board members won’t allow an overachiever to be pulled out of their productive job. An expert 3rd party, like the recruiting professionals at The Batten Group, can represent your needs in the market place and speak with professionals who wouldn’t answer the call otherwise.