Hiring & Recruitment

Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Selecting A CEO

CEO: Redefined

David Hinsley Cheng

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

David Cheng

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. […]

Hiring & Recruitment

80 years of access to education: How Queens College provides opportunities for students to change the world

Carmel Napolitano

In 2017, the barriers between low-income students and higher education grow greater each day–making the institutions that continue to fight to provide access to affordable higher education are more important than ever. For 80 years Queens College as part of the City University of New York system has offered higher education to people of all […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management

Are Emotional Attachments Obstructing Your Nonprofit’s Growth?

Steven Goldberg

The emotional attachments that some nonprofit stakeholders possess are remarkably powerful. It takes enthusiasm, pride, dedication, and passion to coagulate a community of supporters who are loyal to an organization and its mission. These emotional attachments might include ideas, mindsets, feelings, programs, relationships, people, and places that are associated with a nonprofit. They may be […]

Executive Coaching, Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Talent Management

5 Things You Need (and Don’t Need) to Improve Workplace Diversity

Kim-Monique Johnson

In their article, “Why Diversity Programs Fail,” sociology professors Frank Dobbin of Harvard University and Alexandra Kalev of Tel Aviv University, suggest that programs aimed at forcing leaders to change their behaviors may actually “activate” bias, rather than reduce it. They argue that companies get better results of increasing diversity when they abandon the scare […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management, Onboarding, Selecting A CEO, Supporting Your CEO

Want to Build a Diverse Leadership Team? Start By Asking These 3 Key Questions

Kim-Monique Johnson

  If you are like most nonprofit leaders, you recognize the value of recruiting and retaining a diverse team for the success of your organization. You may have worked on strategic plans that integrate diversity as a key pillar aimed at achieving laudable goals such as reducing poverty, improving health outcomes, or advancing the arts. […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Onboarding

What Are You Doing to Get to Know Your Organization Better?

David Cheng

    Every organization has its own unique set of challenges that may warrant new ways of thinking. Sometimes new hires feel pressured to hit the ground running the moment they enter the organization’s doors- but if they’re too hasty, they run the risk of making uninformed decisions. You will be in a greater position […]

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

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

Kim-Monique Johnson

  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 […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Nonprofit Boards

There Are No Shortcuts to Internal Recruiting

Mary Wheeler

When a nonprofit board announces that it is looking for its next executive director, president or CEO, it’s not unusual for one or more longtime senior-level professionals within the organization to approach the board for the top spot. But not everyone is fit to take on a leadership role. With help from a recruiter; your […]