Ashley | Rountree and Associates can quickly assign experienced management and fundraising staff for short-term assignments, either part-time or full-time for as little time as a few weeks or several months. Moreover, we can guide searches for a wide array of nonprofit staffing needs, either regionally or nationally.
Our team has deep experience in nonprofit management across a wide array of organizations, and our senior team maintains an active network of excellent candidates regionally and nationally. We also understand both the general and particular needs of a mission-driven organization, whether managing a capital campaign, overseeing special events, or starting up a new annual fund.
For interim staffing, search guidance, or both, we work with you to evaluate the core skills and goals of each position and match your needs to the candidate who best fits your culture and is most likely to succeed.
Although our special focus is on helping hire and train managers with special expertise in fundraising and advancement, we can also assist with interim staffing and searches for executive, finance and program management positions.
Hosparus (Louisville, KY; New Albany, IN; Elizabethtown, KY; Bowling Green, KY)
Hosparus is the region’s leading hospice care provider, serving more than 5,000 patients annually in 36 counties across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. A Joint Commission-accredited, nonprofit hospice organization, Hosparus has for has been providing care, comfort and counseling over 30 years.
After undergoing a significant change in staff leadership, Hosparus turned to Ashley | Rountree in 2009 to help provide direction and counsel for a new capital campaign — a $14.5 million effort to support renovation and construction for the headquarters in Louisville and offices in New Albany (Indiana) and Elizabethtown (Kentucky). The campaign would support new programs and endowment funds, providing stability in a time of shifting health care funding dynamics.
We helped to provide structure and recruiting strategies for campaign volunteers, and directed efforts to cultivate and secure major gifts. The campaign is currently in a quiet phase but has already secured three $500,000 gifts—the largest in the agency’s history. We devised a comprehensive, 30-county prospect-screening program to assist Hosparus staff and board in boosting new prospects for gifts to the campaign.
Recently, Hosparus asked Ashley | Rountree to evaluate its annual giving programs and make recommendations on how to grow and sustain a new base of entry-level donors during the campaign. Using best-practice methods from peer hospices nationally, the program was redesigned to focus on gaining new support from families served by Hosparus and improving the cost-efficiency for special events, among other efforts.
Later that same year, Hosparus leadership asked Ashley | Rountree to serve as interim staff, leading a staff of 18 in Advancement and Public Affairs, and to direct a national search for a new Senior VP. Both the reorganization and the search were successfully concluded within 4 months.
Assumption High School (Louisville, KY)
Founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Mercy, Assumption High School is a college preparatory school that brings together approximately 875 young women, grades 9-12, in a Catholic environment. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Assumption is a faith community, guided by the gospel teachings of the Catholic Church, offering special prayer services and liturgies, along with interesting theology classes and a four-year overnight retreat program.
Assumption’s board and staff turned to Ashley | Rountree for ongoing campaign counsel during their most recent capital campaign, Mind, Body & Spirit. We helped the staff and campaign volunteers identify key underwriters, build successful cultivation strategies and guide successful solicitations in an effort focused on projects for the art & theatre program, new athletic facilities, as well as tuition assistance and faculty funds.
Concurrent with these efforts, we identified a need for cost-effective, experienced interim staffing to provide short-term administrative support for the campaign and development office. As a result, Assumption’s development staff members were able to receive the benefit of expert support without having to search, hire and train a full-time replacement.