moss+ross provides experienced and innovative consulting to strengthen central North Carolina nonprofits. Our partners and associates take great pride in the firm’s vision: impact that matters, in a place we love. More than 230 area nonprofit and educational organizations have worked with us to achieve their goals.
Mary Moss and Susan Ross each had over 30 years of professional experience when they founded moss+ross in 2009. Clients are matched with a hand-picked team of professionals who have strong track records in fundraising and related fields. Our team is committed to helping clients achieve growth and sustainability.
We offer fundraising counsel, campaign counsel, strategic planning, executive search, interim staffing, and more. We serve sectors such as higher education and independent schools, social services, environment, healthcare, museums and arts organizations, and faith communities. Services are tailored to each client.
“The leadership at Beth Meyer Synagogue cannot thank moss + ross enough! moss + ross team members provided expert and continuous counsel to facilitate the launch and management of Securing Tomorrow, a special campaign to grow Beth Meyer Synagogue’s endowment. They became our trusted partners and steered us with thoughtful care to help generate campaign momentum.”
“There are not enough words to express how much working with you and Susan has meant to me as a volunteer with MOW. I am really excited for the platform moss+ross created for us to move forward strategically. It is a milestone for this organization and something you should be proud of as consultants.”
“moss+ross has delivered true value for both the capital campaign and our Executive Director search. We ended up with our number 1 candidate and kept to our goal deadline! It certainly helps to have a team with experience and the macro view of our agency. And it’s always a joy to work with you.”
“I wanted to tell you how thankful we were to have moss+ross and Fred and Emily, in particular, as the team working on our search for a new ED. The team was outstanding in their responsiveness and professionalism. They were skilled and worked with speed. My highest compliment is that they made it look like a team working with us and not two entities. Truly co-creation.”
“moss+ross worked to make the Executive Director search inclusive of many candidates and specific to our organization. They kept us informed at every step and offered valuable insight during the process. We hired a terrific ED, who also felt well informed during the hiring process thanks to moss+ross.”
“An incredibly special thanks to our search firm,moss+ross, who provided exceptional, uncommon concierge service during this thoughtful process that was specific to the unique needs of InterAct.”
“Your fine team has been an incredible resource to Local Start. Thank you so much for your wise counsel. We couldn’t have done it without you!”
“Calling moss+ross was one of the first best steps I took in my new position. The m+r interim staff are experienced and talented, and fit into our culture. The m+r fundraising plan got us through an important transition and gave us a roadmap.The Director of Development that we hired after an extensive m+r executive search has hit the ground running. In each case, moss+ross delivered more than I asked.”
“Newly hired, I was greeted by an energetic volunteer committee (including Mary Moss) dedicated to raising funds for CMS in honor of longtime community leader Tom McGuire. We produced a focused and powerful virtual event with expert help from moss+ross, and exceeded our fundraising goal! m+r had helped CMS develop strategic and fundraising plans, and also placed the interim ED who preceded me, putting us on a path for success.”
“I’ve done a lot of campaigns, and this is the best planned campaign I have ever seen. And our success shows it is working.”
Impact that matters, in a place we love (Q3 2022)
Latest News and Articles
Raising Mental Health Awareness
By Kate Hearne, Vice President, Corporate Services. Mental Health Awareness month acknowledges the importance of mental health and reducing the stigma of mental illness. moss+ross is proud to support the following clients whose nonprofit missions are dedicated to mental health support. Camp Corral offers summer camp for children of wounded or fallen military personnel. At camp, children [...]
Executive Search: Toward a More Inclusive Process
By Emily Bruce, Senior Associate A successful search for your next nonprofit Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, or development professional is a meticulous process with inevitable twists and turns. moss+ross guides search committees and nonprofit leaders based on our experience conducting more than 90 searches since 2010. As a firm, we have a core value to embrace diversity and inclusion [...]
Prioritizing Pay Equity
By Carolyn Rhodes, Senior Associate. Prioritizing pay equity may seem like an additional task for nonprofit leaders and board members to tackle, but it can have significant benefits for both the organization and society. By promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, nonprofit leaders can create a positive impact on their employees, stakeholders, and the community they serve. Pay [...]
About the Founders
Mary Moss and Susan Ross have built the largest firm of its kind in the Triangle over the past decade, large enough to handle major campaigns but with the hands-on, locally based knowledge and experience a diverse client base needs for success. moss+ross wants to have Impact that matters, in a place we love, reflecting a deep desire to support the region’s nonprofit community. For a concise summary of the firm’s strategic direction and core beliefs, please download the moss+ross overview.