Pat Libby

Pat Libby is a change management and executive search consultant to nonprofits and philanthropies. Pat has more than 25 years doing executive search. The sole proprietor of a woman-owned firm, nonprofits and philanthropies contract with Pat for executive search assignments because of her personal approach and track record: She has succeeded in each and every CEO/Executive Director and COO search she has conducted, with “success” defined as locating quality candidates who have thrived in their positions for a number of years. Approximately fifty percent of all candidates hired through Pat’s searches have been people of color and people who reflect under-represented individuals and communities.

  • Change management and executive search consultant to nonprofits and philanthropies
  • Served as a nonprofit CEO and staff member, academic in the field of nonprofit management, board member, and consultant to social purpose organizations
  • Author of The Lobbying Strategy Handbook
  • Contributing author in Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age
  • Co-author of Cases in Nonprofit Management
  • Served for eight years as President/CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, leading city, state, and national legislative campaigns that altered the landscape for affordable housing and community economic development activity in the state
  • Previously served as founding director of the University of San Diego Nonprofit Institute
  • Graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT
  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology from Tufts University
Pat Libby

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  1. 10 Easy Steps To Low-Cost, High-Impact Lobbying
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    10 Easy Steps To Low-Cost, High-Impact Lobbying
    Nonprofit lobbying expert Pat Libby will reveal her proven 10-step process for effective lobbying and share tips for testifying. You will learn how to garner legislative support.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you run an effective, inexpensive, and successful campaign?
    • What is involved in researching your issue?
    • How can you frame your issue effectively?
    • What strategies will enable you to identify and involve diverse stakeholders?
    • What are the best tactics for identifying legislator targets?
    • How does the legislative process work and how should you contact legislators?
  2. How To Engage In Lobbying: Create Laws That Transform Lives
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    How To Engage In Lobbying: Create Laws That Transform Lives
    Nonprofit lobbying expert Pat Libby will pull back the curtain during this webinar to demonstrate how lobbying can help your organization. You will learn the specific steps to take and how to get started.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is lobbying?
    • Should your organization engage in lobbying?
    • What are the factors for successful nonprofit engagement?
    • What are the legal rules and restrictions for 501(c)(3) organizations?
    • How can you fund lobbying activities?
    • What steps should you take to get started?
  3. Proven Strategies For Conducting A No-Fail Executive Search
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    Proven Strategies For Conducting A No-Fail Executive Search

    Nonprofit executive search expert Pat Libby will reveal her proven formula for succeeding in every CEO, Executive Director, and COO search she has conducted, locating candidates who have thrived in their positions for several years. You will learn how to fill current and future openings with highly effective leaders.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why do Executive Director and CEO searches often fail?
    • How should the search process work from start to finish?
    • What are the three essential elements of an effective search?
    • How can you involve staff, board members, and external stakeholders?
    • How should you recruit, screen, and engage candidates?
    • What is the timeline for an effective search process?
    • When should you hire a search consultant?

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