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Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

How to Excel in A Phone Interview with A Nonprofit Recruiter

DRG staff

If you want to move to the next level of the hiring process for a position in nonprofit, one of the most important things you can do is leave a positive first impression in a phone interview with a nonprofit recruiter. Associate recruiters are usually the first to begin reaching out to potential candidates during […]

Career Transitions, First Year on the Job, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search, Leadership

The Hard Skills That Got You Here Won’t Get You There

David Edell

When boards are considering the skills that they need in their next leader, most of the time, the hard skills are the focus of the first set of interviews. Can the candidate raise money for the organization? Do they have experience working with the board? Can they manage large, complex issues? Do they understand finance? […]

Career Transitions, First Year on the Job, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

7 Easy Ways to Work on Your Career on an Ongoing Basis

Carmel Napolitano

One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is that they fall into the trap of only thinking about their next career move when they need a job. The fact is, it doesn’t matter if you’re working for a nonprofit organization that you love or are looking to find a new position in the […]

Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

7 Reasons For Saying Yes to the Job

David Cheng

An opportunity to advance your career can arise when you least expect it. If you’re looking to make a switch, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. But what if you’re employed at another organization and you’re not actively looking for a new job? The decision to consider the offer can be daunting: Will the new […]

Career Transitions, Job Search

The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Career Transition to Nonprofit

Mary Wheeler, David Edell, Dara Klarfeld

    Making a transition from the private to nonprofit sector can be challenging, even for the most accomplished executives. How do you show that you are the right fit for a role when you don’t possess a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector? Here are some of the dos and don’ts for making […]

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Why Self-Awareness Is Key When You’re Considering a CEO Role

DRG staff

Every professional wants to make advancements in his or her career. For some nonprofit executives, becoming the CEO or executive director of an organization is the emblem of success, but is the CEO role at the top of your ladder of success? Are you ready to take on all the responsibilities that come with the […]

Fundraising, Job Search

Are You a Digitally Savvy Fundraiser?

Carmel Napolitano

Technology is transforming how development professionals engage with donors across mobile and online platforms. While offline fundraising still accounts for a significant amount of charitable giving, honing your digital skills and acquiring knowledge of new tools, applications, and platforms will enable you to engage donors wherever they choose to live — and help you stand out […]

Career Transitions, Job Search

Transitioning From Business to the Nonprofit Sector

David Edell

Considering the emerging challenges that the nonprofit sector faces in delivering services and maintaining financial stability, boards and leaders recognize that they must diversify their talent pool. Search committees and executives often seek candidates for C-level positions with the hope that their organizations will benefit from new skills and management perspectives. Sometimes hiring managers don’t […]