Interim Executive Director

If your executive director is leaving, don’t rush to hire. As an interim executive director based in Lincoln, Nebraska, I provide professional and experienced leadership while the board takes the time it needs to find the right candidate. At the same time, I can be a consultant to the board to improve all aspects of the organization.

As a graduate of the Interim Executives Academy, I can bring the best practices for interim directors to your organization, including a structured process for transitioning to the interim, ensuring everything in the organization is aligned with the mission, and assisting with the new executive director hiring process.

Pricing: As an interim director, my rate will be similar to the full salary and benefits package for your incoming ED. There are many variables to this that we can discuss, but you can know that the cost will fit into your existing budget.

Contact me to discuss whether your organization needs an interim director during a transition period.

To learn more about the advantages of hiring an interim executive director during this critical time in your organization’s development, I encourage you to read: Interim Executive Directors: The Power in the Middle from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


I have served as an interim executive director with the following organizations:

Community Action of Nebraska – October to December 2017

Ingrid’s knowledge and expertise is vast, but the most memorable part about her time as our Interim ED was her passion and dedication to nonprofits. We feel special to have contracted with her as long as we did and would highly recommend Ingrid Kirst Consulting. You will truly be learning from the best.” — Read more about what I accomplished at CAN.

Northeast Family Center – December 2017 to March 2018

At Northeast Family Center, I helped the organization prepare for a new executive director and a successful future. I provided leadership to the staff, and made a number of improvements based on the organizational assessment I carried out. I reduced paperwork, saved money, brought in new grant funds, and found improvements in multiple areas, including technology upgrades.

Please contact me to talk about your needs for an interim at or (402) 730-2532.