Interim Leadership

We understand the complexities of organizational change, especially with staff turnover. At HT & CO. we provide experienced interim leadership, addressing the variety of challenges that accompany vacancies in senior fundraising positions.

A seasoned interim leader, Heidi Thomson-Daly stabilizes organizations with an adaptive, inclusive, and sensitive leadership style. In partnership with the Board and staff, she sustains momentum while strengthening morale, driving priorities and improving fundraising practices.

Since 2011 she has served as acting (interim) Chief Development Officer / Director of Development for ten organizations, including Childhaven, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, Year Up Puget Sound, Boys & Girls Club of King County, New Beginnings and Women Donors Network.

A charismatic motivator and excellent listener, Heidi has a reputation for building and leading integrated, loyal, high performing teams, especially during times of change and uncertainty. With strengths in organizational development, cultural competency and emotional intelligence, her unique leadership style sets her apart.

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Heidi is a consummate professional in all definitions of that word.  Having never worked with an interim Chief Development Officer before I was just hoping for the best, but Heidi more than surpassed my loftiest of expectations. She joined our agency at an incredibly critical and sensitive time of staff transition.  She not only won over the entire staff but was able to ‘tackle’ the thorny issues that needed to be addressed with grace and timely accomplishments.  She is an asset and gift to any organization that will allow itself to be guided by her depth of experience and results oriented mind-set. She is missed greatly by all of us (especially me!) and we only hoped we could retain her forever!

Maria Chavez Wilcox

President & CEO, YWCA, (Former CEO, Childhaven)

At a critical moment in our evolution as an organization, Heidi conducted an incisive audit of our development operations, identifying opportunities and new approaches that will guide our efforts for years to come. Further down the line Heidi came on board as Interim Development Director and did an extraordinary job. Her skilled and sophisticated direction inspired staff and board to stretch and reach higher, resulting in increased giving and a deeper level of board engagement. Heidi also served as an encouraging and supportive partner with me, promoting my growth and enabling me to step out of my comfort zone. I couldn’t imagine a more enthusiastic and more upbeat professional than Heidi. We are a stronger organization for her guidance.

Susan Segall

Executive Director, New Beginnings