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Mary Dell Hayes




Optimizing Transitions | Expanding Opportunities

A stopgap solution is a temporary bridge from one place to the next. There must be a way forward, but there is not an obvious route. An experienced guide and partner will help identify the most efficient way to navigate.


As a former Executive Director, Mary Dell recognizes the challenges that busy nonprofits face. There's never enough time, money, or help to get the job done. Mary Dell enjoys diving right in beside her clients to help find the next right thing to do.

Mary Dell excels at identifying unexpected connections and opportunities. Extensive experience in volunteer management, community outreach, executive leadership, board engagement, and development allow her to leverage a deep knowledge base and network to support nonprofit organizations during times of transition or growth.

StopGap Solutions helps nonprofit organizations bridge gaps with planning and facilitation, interim executive leadership, development coaching, and project management.

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