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Third Sector Company

Third Sector Company

The Third Sector Company, Inc. is dedicated to fostering a continuity of professional and voluntary leadership for the nonprofit sector through succession planning training and consultation, interim executive management, executive performance planning and review, full-service executive search, and next generation board and executive leadership training programs.

PO Box 19796
Seattle, WA 98109-6796




  • Board coaching & training

Educational Programs & Resource Centers

  • Seminars/workshops/trainings


  • Board meetings/retreats
  • Community meetings/hearings

Human Resources

  • Employee recruitment & executive search
  • Executive director evaluation
  • Executive transition management
  • Leadership development & training
  • Performance management
  • Staff development & training
  • Succession planning
  • Workshop & training development

Interim Management

  • Interim development officer
  • Interim executive director/CEO
  • Interim financial manager
  • Other interim

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Business plans
  • Executive advisor
  • Mission & vision development
  • Strategic planning

About Third Sector Company

Founded in 2002, the mission of Third Sector Company is to foster a continuity of professional and voluntary leadership for the futures of the nonprofit sector. Created by a community of nonprofit professionals to benefit their peers, Third Sector Company, Inc. is a highly specialized professional services organization deeply committed to and driven by a mission statement that values human capital development as fundamental to an organization's success.

Since its beginnings, Third Sector Company has approached its work as a mission-driven social enterprise to provide the following lines of service exclusively to charitable organizations and professional trade associations:

INTERIM EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT: Providing trained, vetted, and highly experienced nonprofit professionals supported by a team of peers that adhere to a series of protocols and service requirements. Third Sector Company offers interim chief executive, chief development, chief operating and chief financial candidates.

BOARD CHAIRS ACADEMY: Offering a six-part learning experience for nonprofit organizations to create a pipeline of future board leadership talent and create a governance point of view based on Third Sector Company’s “Governance as Stewardship” model.

EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE PLANNING, REVIEW, & ENHANCEMENT: Supporting our peer executives and nonprofit organizations with a thorough third-party executive performance review process with additional services to enhance executive performance through peer mentoring and performance planning.

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION PLANNING, CONSULTATION & TRAINING: Mobilizing the core of our mission statement to help nonprofits to create a culture of succession through succession plan creation, transition strategy development and training. Nonprofit succession planning can include peer coaching to help executives construct, announce, and successfully transition.

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP SEARCH: Providing executive search services as a capacity-building intervention for organization’s in transition using Third Sector Company’s regimented approach to search committee training and orientation, organizational assessment, position development, candidate recruitment and screening, selection and on-boarding. Third Sector Company offers full-service executive search and support for chief executive, chief development, chief operating and chief financial positions.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Economic development
  • Employment and training
  • Environment
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • LGBT issues
  • Management support organizations and other capacity-building service providers
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Research
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Volunteerism

Cultural Experience

  • African American
  • Asian / Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic / Latino

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Daily rate
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Retainer
  • Other: Percentage of salary for interims and search

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
  • American Society for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

County Availability

  • Adams
  • Asotin
  • Benton
  • Chelan
  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Cowlitz
  • Douglas
  • Ferry
  • Franklin
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • King - Eastside
  • King - North
  • King - Seattle
  • King - South
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Mason
  • Okanogan
  • Pacific
  • Pend Oreille
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom
  • Whitman
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • King
  • Pierce
  • Spokane
  • Thurston
  • Whatcom

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