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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, Uncategorized

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

Jordan Haberfield

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, Interview Prep, Interviewing for a Position

Mission-Driven Organizations Should Interview to Their Core Values

Jordan Haberfield

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

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. […]