Blaisdell & Hudson

Services

Serving Organizations and Individuals.

 
 

Services for Our Clients

  • Work closely with non-profit leadership to assess human resources, staffing, and other needs

  • Human Resources compliance strategies and cost-effective solutions

  • Staffing strategies for the organization’s professional and support staff

  • Effective position descriptions

  • Identifying, hiring, and acclimating nontraditional professional candidates (including retirees, individuals returning to the workforce, and those transitioning from corporate or government positions)

  • Filter, review, and vet candidates

  • Present a recommended short list of candidates who best fit the needs of the organization

  • Contingent, contract, fractional staffing, or other options for particular needs

  • Fee structures are listed below. Retainer arrangements are an option.

  • Provide job seekers with expert advice, consultation, and placement assistance

  • Utilize Blaisdell Consult, LLC and Workforce, LLC professional networks


For Organizations

Hiring a person who perfectly fits an existing need or a future opportunity can position a nonprofit for success. Managing the process internally can consume a tremendous amount of staff and board time, and can be both inefficient and costly. Too many hires prove unsuccessful because of problems with overly ambitious (or ambiguous) position requirements, overstated experience and expertise, unrealistic financial expectations or a lack of adequate resources. Staff members move away or have family considerations which cause them to resign. Whatever the reason for a resignation, the hiring process must begin again.

GuideStar lists 3000+ non-profit organizations in Greater Richmond alone. ConnectVA, a service of The Community Foundation, can have as many as 100 listings on any given day. The average tenure of nonprofit staff member is estimated to be less than a year and a half. Failed searches, unsuccessful hires and talent lured away by better offers are extraordinarily costly for nonprofits. Conventional thinking about what the organization needs or what constitutes a good hire can be equally costly. Many organizations are always in hiring mode. Quantifying all resources expended -- including the cost of not focusing 100% on the organization’s mission we believe will surprise you.

Fees For Organization Services

Organization-wide Assessment * 

  • $1500 Human Resources and Staffing

  • Key data review

  • Interview organization's leadership

  • Provide SWOT analysis

  • Recommend skillsets and experience

  • Org chart review; structure and tenure

  • Draft position description

* Does not include Development or Fundraising

Search Only

  • Executive - Negotiable

  • Professional Staff - 6% of salary

  • Support Staff $2750

Consulting Assessment, including Search & Placement

  • Interview organization's leadership

  • Key data review

  • Provide SWOT analysis

  • Recommend skillsets and experience

  • Org chart review; structure and tenure

  • Draft position description

  • Executive - Negotiable

  • Professional Staff $1500 + 6% Salary

  • Support Staff $4250

  • Human Resources: Contingent, contract, or fractional -

    Negotiable, dependent upon position


For Individuals

Our Career Mentoring can help you find a good match for your skillset and experience, keeping the search confidential if you wish. We can assess your strengths, help you re-design your resume, and include you in relevant searches. Submit your resume, in confidence to: kcblaisdell@blaisdellhudson.com.

Executives/Professionals

e.g. President; CEO; Vice President; Executive Director; Associate VP; Major Gifts Officer; Planned Giving Director; Annual Giving Officer, Stewardship Director; Campaign Director; Communications and Marketing

With Nonprofit Experience

  • Personal interview

  • Skills assessment

  • Resume review and revision

  • Discussion of options and opportunities

  • Understanding of requirements to successfully do the job

$150

 

Without Nonprofit Experience

  • Personal interview

  • Skills assessment

  • Resume review and revision

  • Understanding of requirements to successfully do the job

  • Discuss ion of options and opportunities

$250

Support Staff

e.g. Executive or Administrative Assistants; Data Managers; Database Specialists; Board Liaison; Donor Relations; Annual Fund Manager; Office Support Specialists

With Nonprofit Experience

  • Resume review, qualifying interviews

  • Understanding of requirements to successfully do the job

  • Discussion of options and opportunities

  • Vetting

$150

 

Without Nonprofit Experience

  • Consulting interview session

  • Skills assessment

  • Resume review and revision

  • Review marketing skills and prior experience Discussion of options and opportunities

$250