MISSION: TO REIMAGINE THE SEARCH
PROCESS FOR THE CIVIC SECTOR.
It’s simple. We is greater than me.
We work exclusively in the civic sector with organizations that do good.
Rêve Academy + CaringBridge + University of Minnesota + Northland Foundation + PFund Foundation + GHR Foundation + Bush Foundation + Community Involvement Programs + Clearway Minnesota + Margaret A. Cargill Foundation + AIA Minnesota + Southside Family Nurturing Center + GTS Educational Events + Minnesota Philanthropy Partners + Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul + Minnesota Chamber of Commerce + Genesys Works - Twin Cities + McKnight Foundation + Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity + Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota + Ronald McDonald House Charities - Upper Midwest + Blandin Foundation + Vista Prairie Communities + Minnesota State Colleges and Universities + GiveMN + Intermedia Arts + The Bridge for Youth + Initiative Foundation
President and CEO + Executive Director + Associate Executive Director + Associate Vice President + Vice President, Advancement + Chief Operating Officer + President + Program Officer + Special Assistant to the President + Chief Financial Officer + Vice President, Communications + Communications Director + Program Director
We’re in the business of people and we know the impact of networks. In our first year, Ballinger | Leafblad has leveraged the generosity of social sharing to accelerate serendipity and ensure our searches reach as many potential candidates as possible.
BALLINGER | LEAFBLAD PRINCIPALS:
LinkedIn 1st Degree Connections: 15,517
Twitter Followers : 9,559
Facebook Community (Ballinger | Leafblad) page: 778
700-800 average downloads per job description.
1,851 views for the GiveMN Executive Director was the most downloaded job description!
We know that the civic sector not only benefits, but also needs diverse perspectives in leadership positions.
We seek to work with partners and clients who share those values and support our efforts to build new, and expand existing, talent pipelines of leaders of color and other underrepresented communities. We acknowledge our own need for continual growth in our understanding and practice of equity and inclusion in our work. Our team has engaged with a leading diversity training and coaching group to assist us and we will continue to invest in ourselves, our firm, and in our community to support this growth of understanding and action.
We know it’s not over after a candidate accepts an offer.
In our first year, we have invested in partnering with four onboarding coaches who represent the very best in organizational consulting and leadership development: Grayce Belvedere Young, MA, MBA + David Chapman, PsyD + Yvonne Cheek, PhD + Bruce Roselle, PhD, LP
We can’t reimagine search without the very best team. In our first year, we added four new team members, four onboarding coaches, and six advisory board members.
The civic sector is all about good people doing good work. Meet our good people:
We believe in surrounding our firm with the smartest and most-connected advisors. In our first year, we invited six of the civic sector’s most prominent leaders to guide our team as part of our official Board of Advisors.
Hiring a Nonprofit CEO
Twin Cities Business Magazine
St. Paul: From One Age to the Next, Transition
Networking Success in 20 minutes: An Expert’s Tips
Six Ways to Use Social Media; Only One Will Help Job Hunters
So You Want to Go into the Nonprofit Sector?
Marcia Ballinger & Kate Barr self-published article
We spend a lot of time in coffee shops. In our first year, we embarked on a
different kind of a search… a search to find the right kind of office.
We are proud to now call
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul
We couldn’t be more ready to welcome our second year of business. In this next year, expect big things from Ballinger | Leafblad. Yes, we hope to do even more great searches, but we will also focus on our commitment and practice of equity and inclusion. We will have big announcements around how we can do even more to give back to the community of organizations that do good in our region. And as always, we’ll continue to seek ideas, feedback and counsel from you, our most valued champions, on how we can best support you, your networks and your aspirations to make good happen.
We want to continue the conversation and invite you to connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
We know that we are unintentionally omitting friends, partners, collaborators and supporters but we want to extend a special thank you to the individuals below who've been part of our story this first year in business. Thank you for your partnership, friendship, counsel, support, referrals, encouragement, and business. We're so grateful to be building this organization with all of you!
Barb Adams Johnson
Susan Adams Loyd
Jo Ann Birkholz
Grayce Belvedere Young
Chancellor Lendley Black, UMD
Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen
Dr. Chris Cassirer
Dr. David Chapman
Dr. Yvonne Cheek
Katie Clark Sieben
President Eric Kaler
Jen Ford Reedy
Amelia Franck Meyer
Jeff Freeland Nelson
Joan Grathwol Olson
Rabbi Hayim Herring
Jane Hopkins Gould
C. David Nelson
Patricia Pratt Cook
Ember Reichgott Junge
Dr. Bruce Roselle
Michael Rodriguez Goodson
Chancellor Steven Rosenstone
Shayla Thiel Stern
Garrick Van Buren
Diana Vance Bryan
Brad Von Bank
Coya White Hat-Artichoker
This annual report was created by Pollen's story team.