November 2019
December 2019
Bryan Orander, President, Charitable Advisors
Would You Join the Charitable Advisors Candidate Referral Network?
Five years ago, we were often frustrated that so many nonprofit staff and board leaders knew only one facet of our work. They viewed Charitable Advisors as the publisher of the Not-for-profit News, but had little understanding of our consulting practice.
Today, many nonprofit leaders also view us as the “go to” for nonprofit ED/CEO searches and succession planning, reflected in our more than 30 local searches in the past two years.
But we aren’t a traditional recruiting/search organization. We have created an affordable, locally focused search approach that successfully supports boards of small-to-mid-sized nonprofits to clarify their needs, identify candidates, interview, and select their next leaders.
The process stays on track, develops a pool of capable candidates, and provides guidance around the various obstacles and issues that throw a search committee off course. We often say, we walk alongside the board to find an organization’s next leader.       
Through this work, we meet both experienced and aspiring leaders from within the nonprofit sector and those seeking a path into the nonprofit sector.
But for us, it’s not merely “filling a job opening.” For us, it’s about helping to build a strong nonprofit sector.

In order to do this work most effectively, we need your help. Do job seekers frequently approach you for advice? Do you have connections to talented, aspiring leaders? Do you want to help make Indiana nonprofits connect with innovative and forward-thinking leaders? Do you read a job description and immediately know a candidate who is perfect for the job?

Here are four things you can do to play an important role in helping us to build a strong central Indiana nonprofit sector. 

  • Respond to our promotional e-mails with your suggestions when you know a candidate who could be a great fit. You can help a nonprofit leader take his or her next career step and help a nonprofit find a capable leader to write its next chapter.  

  • Include us in discussions, within your networks, about developing leaders in ways that go beyond leadership training classes (i.e. developing a leadership pipeline, transitioning from outside the sector to nonprofit leadership, etc.). 

Looking forward to a productive 2020.

Bryan Orander, President
Charitable Advisors

BoardSource Leadership Forum – May 7-8, 2020 in St. Louis. This amazing learning experience takes place every other year, but rarely in the Midwest. BLF is a tremendous opportunity for ED/CEOs plus current or incoming board chairs to gain perspective on their critical roles. See you there! 

We want to recognize board leaders
For most board members, board leadership roles come with a commitment and investment of time and resources to support a cause they care about. However, for the individual who steps up to serve as board president or chair, the role comes with the assumption of overall responsibility for the nonprofit and guiding the organization’s path forward.  

As we continue to share news of board leaders who have taken the helm, we encourage you to recognize and thank these individual for tackling the role, because as a community member you recognize the value of his or her investment to help keep the sector strong.  

If you want to announce your organization’s new board leader, please send name, position and a head shot HERE.

We are open to other ways we can support and recognize board leaders. Send us your thoughts or tell us a story about a board leader who has made a difference in your organization. Share your ideas with Don Gulbrandsen , director of consulting or Bryan Orander , president.
Teresa Lubbers

Chairman , Indiana Higher Education 
George Guy

Executive Director , Fort Wayne Housing Authority
Looking for a new staff leadership role?
Charitable Advisors has led 30 nonprofit leadership transitions in the past two years.

With more transitions on the horizon, we are building a recruiting database of experienced nonprofit leaders to make the process more efficient and effective for both candidates and employers.

If you are thinking or planning to change roles in the next year or sooner, please consider   submitting your resume  and answer a few questions, in confidence.
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