Hiring & Recruitment

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 […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Talent Management

“Good Work, Girls”

Sara Garlick Lundberg

My colleague and I had nailed it, but the compliment lingered. That word “girls”– and the ease of its delivery to two grown women — made me feel like our presence in the boardroom was quaint, that we didn’t quite belong. I brushed it off, laughed even, and moved on, as I have after so […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Talent Management

Where did all the Talent Go?

Sarah Raful Whinston

[This article was originally published in Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion May 2019 Newsletter on 06/06/2019 – Original link available here]   I loved my time at HUC-JIR’s Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (then School of Jewish Communal Service). The teachers were outstanding, smart, full of warmth, and gave each student the […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Nonprofit Boards, Talent Management

You Should Be Hiring More Women: Here’s Why

Sara Garlick Lundberg

You Should Be Hiring More Women: Here’s Why   When news hit of the New York Stock Exchange appointing its first female leader[i] in its 226-year history, I read related LinkedIn posts with curiosity. I saw a man express, with frustration, “I’m so tired of this being news.” My response, along with those of my […]

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 […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Nonprofit Boards

In Times of High Demand for Tech Talent, Do Nonprofits Suffer?

DRG staff

In Times of High Demand for Tech Talent, Do Nonprofits Suffer? Today’s news is flush with reports that technology companies are on a hiring spree. New York City’s economy is growing at an explosive rate that is pushing 80% of companies to add additional technology and engineering resources to their staff this year, with 53% […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Nonprofit Management

Mission-Driven Organizations Should Interview to Their Core Values

DRG staff

Mission-Driven Organizations Should Interview to Their Core Values It’s certainly no revelation that effective interviewing skills can help any organization identify, hire and retain great leaders. It’s an imperative skill that any executive team should learn and improve upon. Creating an effective interview strategy is not only important for the organization to gain the needed […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Selecting A CEO

CEO: Redefined

DRG staff

A decade ago, leaders were perhaps easier to define. In the days of contracts or fee-for-service reimbursements, boards relied on a steady hand at the top, a CEO with solid long-term experience in the IDD sector, skilled at overseeing all elements of his or her agency, from contracts to quality assurance to human resources to […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Selecting A CEO

Your Next Leader Might Be Closer Than You Think

DRG staff

A lauded human service organization finds itself at a crossroads. Its longtime CEO, who has ably led the organization for nearly two decades, is ready for retirement. When the board retains an executive search firm to help them identify their next leader, the search committee proves receptive to advancing someone from within the organization. But […]

Hiring & Recruitment

How Lawyers Can Make or Break the Business of Doing Good

Sara Garlick Lundberg

Not long ago, while running the New York office of a children’s charity, I asked a lawyer to review a marketing agreement. We asked for a quick review, gently reminding the lawyer, who had come recommended by a trusted source, that we were a nonprofit and that we needed to be mindful of our expenses. […]