Our firm has extensive knowledge of available talent across nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors.
ROLES WE PLACE
We place EDs and CEOs and top roles in administration, finance, fundraising, strategy, programs, and more.
A set project fee, typically an industry standard of a third of the incoming executive’s salary and guaranteed work.
Good Insight’s leaders advise our clients during and after the process to ensure each new hire is set up for success.
We kick off with a discovery process to understand the opportunities and challenges for the incoming executive. We center staff and community perspectives to ensure the people most impacted by a transition inform the process.
SOURCE & SCREEN
Each recruitment strategy is unique and reflects our client’s needs — we don’t recycle old database lists. Good Insight leverages a number of resources to recruit candidates, including job boards, LinkedIn, affinity groups, and referrals.
Our equitable hiring practices focus on the candidate experience while minimizing bias through committee training, structured behavioral interview questions, and strong evaluation processes. We facilitate several committee interviews and selection discussions.
A great new hire deserves a smooth transition. Good Insight helps our clients negotiate offers and guide key staff through an onboarding plan to prepare for their first 90 days. We offer 30-60-90 day coaching for incoming executives and boards.
A WORD FROM OUR CLIENTS
“Good Insight’s process was refreshingly simple and kept us focused on our end goal. Your approach is direct but personal, and it’s rare to work with a firm that is as organized as Good Insight. We appreciated the extra time you took to understand our team dynamics. Your commitment to equity is evident throughout your process, and the diversity of the candidate pool exceeded our expectations. Finally, your honest feedback about the market and the updates to the job description strengthened our internal human resources capacity to move forward with other roles. All in all, we highly recommend you.”
Chief Executive Officer
CFO Search for Social Services Nonprofit in Washington, DC
“When our founder announced his transition, our board sought out a firm with the technical expertise to organize our process. Our work with Good Insight ended up being a transformational experience that went far beyond our expectations of a traditional search. Their team helped Radiant Hall understand where we are in our lifecycle and gain clarity of the organization’s strategic direction. This was important context that led us to an executive director who is perfectly suited to guide us. Good Insight helped us connect the dots between our needs and her skills and experiences, and as a result, we are prepared for the next evolution in our journey.”
Search Committee Chair
Founder Transition for Arts Nonprofit in Pittsburgh, PA
“Carlyn and the Good Insight team are incredible! As a candidate for a Good Insight led search for an executive director, I worked with Carlyn for six months as the search progressed from an open call for applicants, general and finalist interviews, and finally the onboarding process for the transition to my new role. Carlyn’s personal touch and unusually deep knowledge not only of the open position but also of the organization, its operations, donors, and partners gave me the confidence I needed to ultimately leave a successful and deeply satisfying career to pursue what was clearly the opportunity of a lifetime. She is detailed, transparent, and frank in her approach. Carlyn’s excellent communication style, frequent use of the phone over email, and knack for deconstructing complicated relationships is key to her success. I highly recommend Good Insight for any organization serious about recruiting top-notch talent.”