SOUTHFIELD and ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Two notable names in philanthropy and executive leadership development are joining forces in a strategic partnership that is both succession planning and an updated approach to holistic consulting to the nonprofit sector – in Michigan and beyond.
Gary Dembs, the president and founder of Non-Profit Personnel Network (NPPN), has built a national practice in executive search and consulted a myriad of Michigan and national nonprofits over the past 36+ years. Trish Dewald is a strategic nonprofit advisor, implementer and facilitator with a 20+ year background in fundraising consulting - and assisting nonprofits with operation improvements. Both are based in Oakland County, Mich.
Over the next 6-8 months, Dembs will be working with Dewald and her network of select strategic consultants to transition NPPN’s services, ultimately paving the way for him to fulfill his unfinished entrepreneurial and philanthropic goals. NPPN is often sought after by nonprofits for recruitment projects that bolster the C-suite and/or key personnel to drive change management projects. New and longtime clients will be routed to the expanding entrepreneurial network Dewald has created called Mondo Unlimited.
Beyond executive recruitment, Dewald has a large focus on process improvement, helping nonprofits navigate the new hybrid workforce environment, developing sustainable funding models and layering in modern marketing and relationship management techniques to drive stability and growth.
“I’m so grateful to have found a like-minded leader like Trish,” said Dembs. “She has similar approaches as my team when it comes to assessing talent, connecting the dots with culture fit and other variables, but a very different approach when it comes to modern digital practices. I’m excited to see where she takes the business from here, as we work together in this transition.
The entrepreneurs said what isn’t changing in the strategic partnership is a highly customized approach to clients which includes discovery, impact exploration, roadmap planning and the mission critical search services to find the talent to implement solutions. The vision is for Mondo Unlimited to offer consulting services in each of these key areas.
Dewald said she is “grateful to Gary for his trust and guidance though this transition.”
“I’m thrilled to work with Gary on a gradual succession plan that works for both Mondo Unlimited’s business expansion goals and ensures a seamless transition for NPPN’s clients, over time” said Dewald. “We’ll maintain the same personalized and thoughtful approach Gary has instilled and combine the executive search offerings with the current services Mondo provides. I’m looking forward to how the combined capabilities of our two companies will contribute to growing my business while continuing to serve in the nonprofit sector.”
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can work together.
The Non-Profit Personnel Network (NPPN) was founded in 1987 by Gary Dembs as a retained executive search firm, exclusively serving the national nonprofit sector. Dembs has been working with non-profit organizations for over 35 years. He founded the Non-Profit Personnel Network after a highly successful 21 year career in public relations and broadcasting. He has been a pioneer in combining effective organizational development, marketing, human resources, and fund development strategies for organizations and institutions nationwide.
Dembs is a mission-driven community activist who works to empower organizations to take an integrated approach on the staff and board levels to further the missions of the non-profits he consults with. His work is guided by his mission and core values of honesty, integrity and reliability.
A Detroit native, Dembs received his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University. In 2008 he was inducted into the WMU School of Communication Outstanding Alumni Academy in recognition of excellence in professional accomplishments and civic service. He was a former radio news and sports reporter in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, MI.