Services Provided

HD Reach logo Smart Start of Forsyth County Feeding the Carolinas

The Search Process

Hiring the right person is critical to moving your mission forward…whether you are educating others, finding a cure, promoting conservation, or enriching lives. Capability Company is unique in that we dedicate our time solely to supporting searches for nonprofit organizations. Rooted in our extensive experience in the nonprofit world, we deliver cost-effective and timely solutions to address one of the most important challenges your organization faces—finding and hiring the best individuals.

We charge a fixed fee for our services. Because of this, we have removed the uncertainty of your expenses, clearly outlining up front what is to be charged and reducing financial surprises. You may contact us at any time without the fear of adding to the cost of the search. This approach emphasizes the value of the services and our relationship, regardless of the time it takes to accomplish the goals to your satisfaction.

Search Planning and Preparation

Capability Company works with your organization to assess needs and develop a search plan. We partner with you to identify the priority qualifications and write an accurate and compelling position profile to assist in recruiting talented and experienced professionals. Capability Company recommends outreach strategies to expand the reach of the search, reach diverse communities and individuals, and market your position and organization. We gather input and participation from wide-ranging sources to ensure that the process, language and messaging are inclusive and accessible. Contracted services could include:

  • Assess organizational needs and identify recommended hiring process
  • Develop the search plan
  • Define and document the role including a position profile and priority qualifications
  • Recommend posting locations and develop ads

Applicant Pool Development and Ranking

Capability Company manages outreach efforts by posting ads, conducting research, and prospecting within relevant fields. We tap our network of contacts to identify potential candidates most likely to be qualified and interested in your organization. If you are interested in having your information added to our database for future consideration, please email us with your resume. Applications for posted searches should be submitted as instructed at the end of each posting.

Capability Company receives, reviews, and categorizes applications based on your priorities. We present you with the results, discuss our assessment, and answer any questions related to the process or individuals. Contracted services could include:

  • Post ads in external locations as recommended
  • Post search information on Capability Company website and in email broadcasts
  • Conduct network search of contacts and sector colleagues
  • Establish application email address at Capability Company and receive resumes
  • Review received applications based on identified priority qualifications and categorize applicants using assessment matrix

Candidate Evaluation

Capability Company collaborates with you to identify and screen the top candidates for further consideration. Upon your selection of the best candidate, we can assist in the development of high impact, probing interview questions to help you glean the information needed to make the best hiring decision. We are available for consultation during the interview process and additional due diligence. Contracted services could include:

  • Discuss applicant rankings with search committee or hiring manager
  • Notify applicants of their status and release those not in consideration
  • Conduct in-depth screenings for top-tier candidates selected from applicant pool
  • Recommend additional review and vetting activities as appropriate
  • Provide consultation on interview process (scheduling candidates, preparing the interview team, developing sample interview questions)
  • Contact references for top candidate
  • Release candidates not offered the position

"[Sherry was] so helpful, responsive, available, and encouraging. I am pleased with the process we developed, the timing by which the selection was made, and the high caliber and diversity of talent we attracted. [Our finalist] is a phenomenal choice and I thank you for facilitating the search."

Gayle Headen, Executive Director
Wake County Smart Start

“Sherry helped me, an executive director of a small nonprofit, efficiently and effectively recruit for an open position. Sherry provided the guidance and support I needed throughout the entire process. She developed a recruiting and screening strategy that allowed us to stay focused on our needs. I dreaded recruiting for our open position because we have so few resources, but having Sherry involved gave me the bandwidth to focus on our mission, while searching for the right candidate. The result—a top notch hire!”

Ann Lassiter, Executive Director
HD Reach