Building a Search Commitee

Building a Search Commitee, Hiring & Recruitment

Recruit—and Keep—Top Tier Talent: Ensure the right visionary change agents are at the helm

Debbie Katz

[This article was originally published by The Center for Nonprofit Advancement for their annual 2020 publication ‘Nonprofit Agenda’ ] Times of uncertainty can be windows of opportunity, and COVID has certainly created some new and unforeseen challenges. For some nonprofits, this has meant a different skillset is now needed at the top. Many boards are […]

Building a Search Commitee, Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

When a Question Becomes a Statement

Sarah Raful Whinston

When a Question Becomes a Statement Standing out as a candidate “Prepare 10 questions. You and I both know that you won’t probably get a chance to ask all 10 questions but prepare 10 questions. Remember, your questions usually say more about you than your answers.” When I prepare candidates for interviews for jobs, this […]

Building a Search Commitee, DRG News, Hiring & Recruitment, Nonprofit Boards, Selecting A CEO

Hiring the Perfect Executive Director [Podcast]

Natascha Guerrero

Hiring the Perfect Executive Director     Dara Klarfeld, DRG Search’s CEO, was recently a guest at NonProfits are Messy, the podcast by nonprofit consultant genius Joan Garry. This 62nd episode is aptly titled “Hiring the Perfect Executive Director”. In it, Dara and Joan discuss the retiring baby-boomer generation – a trending topic in the […]

Building a Search Commitee, Nonprofit Boards

[When Recruiting] Begin with “What” NOT “Who”

David Edell

At the beginning of almost every search, we at DRG Search often hear, an executive or search committee leader say, “we need someone who…” The client usually continues with a list of the things that the outgoing executive did not do well (or did not do) and suggests that excellence in those areas will be […]

Building a Search Commitee, Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Nonprofit Boards, Onboarding

Beyond Diversity: 7 Practical Steps to Successfully Recruit and Onboard A New Board Member

DRG staff

  When the CEO and board chair of a reproductive health care organization approached me for board membership, I was interested in learning how I could contribute. Like many nonprofits, they were struggling to recruit and reflect the diversity of the communities they served. They invited me out to lunch and later discussed their desire […]