m+r interim solutions is a separate division within moss+ross that offers experienced affiliate contractors to step in and keep your nonprofit going during a staffing transition, difficult time or a hiring freeze. Most organizations are exploring the best ways to move through, and emerge from, the pandemic crisis — ways to be stronger, more nimble and better stewards of resources. m+r interim solutions can provide a cost-effective staffing option when you need temporary, professional support.

m+r interim solutions contractors can fill a wide range of positions including:

  • Executive Director
  • Director of Development
  • Gift Officer
  • Campaign Support
  • Database/Data Processing
  • Grant Writer
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Event Coordinator

What to expect:

  • m+r interim solutions contractors can be available within a two-week turnaround and hit the ground running.
  • You typically pay an hourly rate. Unlike when you hire a staff person, you are not paying for benefits or paid time off.
  • Typical engagements last 3-6 months, and can be extended. Hiring an m+r interim solutions contractor is a low-risk commitment. You are filling a short-term need with a top-quality individual who will have razor-sharp focus to get the job done.
  • You have the backing of Mary Moss and Susan Ross and their 20 associates, who have worked with more than 220 Triangle nonprofits.

We take great pride in becoming part of an organization’s team and having an immediate impact. Contact Lizzy Mottern, Director of m+r interim solutions, for more information.

Connect with m+r interim solutions by completing the inquiry form. We will contact you to clarify details, and work to match an experienced affiliate contractor with your needs.

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Project ideas for m+r interim solutions contractors:

  • Transition planning and execution

  • Board engagement

  • Streamlining processes and procedures

  • Development strategy

  • Grant writing, prospecting and tracking

  • Donor stewardship

  • Database clean up and transitions

  • Database implementation

  • Annual marketing and social media plans

  • Constituent surveys

  • Virtual events


Bridging the Gap between Executive Directors

A human services nonprofit that provides hunger relief was in need of an interim Executive Director while in the process of searching for its new leader. Our m+r interim solutions affiliate contractor stepped in and provided structure to daily operations, nurtured the team, deeply engaged board members and built new efficiencies.  Early in the pandemic, she was on the front lines coordinating food for families and children in-need across seven counties. Her engagement allowed the board to focus on their search to find a new executive director, knowing their staff was being well cared for, and operations were being carried out at the highest level.


Adding a Temporary Boost to Current Operations

Sometimes, an organization needs assistance with more than one task. m+r interim solutions paired two affiliate contractors to implement a nonprofit’s year-end development plan, distribute all mailings and the annual report, ensure gifts were recorded and acknowledged properly, coordinate fundraising volunteers, and assist with an annual event. The work strengthened the client’s communications and fundraising program, and the client was able to make the right decisions about staff needs for the future.

“Interim support has been a huge help during our transition periods, and the professionals have been able to onboard quickly and provide value. I’m going to miss the contractor who has been supporting us. I appreciate his advice as much as his work.”

Lisa Merritt, Director of Development, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

“I feel great about how things are going with our contractor at Children’s Literacy Project! She has great ideas and lots of energy. I love her work style. I’ve been working on two major grant applications and would have never been able to give the grants the time required without her support.”

Lori Easterlin, Executive Director, Children's Literacy Project

“Before engaging with moss+ross, SEEDS was making slow progress towards getting us to a “new normal.” m+r interim solutions affiliate contractor Emily Page has helped us come up with attainable goals and an action plan.”

Katryna Robinson, Board Chair, SEEDS NC

“Our two moss+ross contractors have challenged my assumptions and completely changed my thinking about several areas of fundraising. They’ve brought a whole new perspective and professionalized our fundraising.”

Jennifer Lechner, Executive Director, NC Equal Access to Justice Commission

“m+r interim solutions makes our professional lives easier. The affiliate contractor functions as a full member of the team, contributing to donor strategy and growth plans, and helping keep the organization in lockstep with the moss+ross counsel team.”

Barb Coury, Vice Chancellor for Development & NCSSM Foundation President, North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics

“Thank you for your support in finding a great solution as we manage many transitions in this area of our work.  I will know where to turn in the future if and when these needs arise again!”

Adrienne Kelly, Interim Co-Executive Director, Democracy NC

“Our contractor plowed through a lot of work in just the first month. She’s really the perfect fit. moss+ross is like a professional matchmaker!”

Robin Simonton, Executive Director, Historic Oakwood Cemetery

“Who knew when we started our journey with moss+ross that you’d be helping us get ahead of the curve! We’re an office centric group, so having the experience of our gift entry person working remotely gave us confidence and allowed us to make the move more quickly and with fewer details overlooked.”

Pam Highsmith, VP, Advancement & Donor Relations, NC Medical Society & NCMS Foundation

“This person came in and was really ‘the boss’ – she has brought some great expertise and insights to the team and the next director will be in a much better position because of her work.”

Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian, UNC Library

“Our contractor could not be better! She is efficient, has good experience and is delightful to work with.”

Johnny Bratton, Director, North Carolina Roadside Alliance

“Thank you to our contractor for being such a terrific part of our team for the last number of months. She played a crucial role in our operations, and was a wonderful partner to me. Her energy, her infectious smile, her willingness to jump into any task, and her deep care for our work were tremendous gifts to us.”

Dierdre Gordon, Associate Dean for Advancement, UNC School of Law

“For anyone who is looking for a temporary arrangement to build their skills and make a difference in the Triangle nonprofit community, I would highly recommend m+r interim solutions!”

Jenal Austin, Affiliate Contractor, moss+ross interim solutions