Nonprofit Boards

Leadership, Nonprofit Boards

Recruiting for Smart? Don’t Forget Heart!

David Hinsley Cheng

I’ve heard it said that people get hired for their IQ—but they get fired for their EQ. EQ, known less colloquially as emotional intelligence, is defined by Psychology Today as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: emotional awareness; the ability to […]

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, 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% […]

Fundraising, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management

Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony is a Warning Call to Nonprofits

Jordan Haberfield

As data privacy concerns have taken the forefront in tech news lately, no company has been under the microscope more than Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Technology firms, especially those in the social media space, have avoided any sort of government regulation to-date. Sure, there’s been a lot to chuckle about for the past […]

Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management

Your Nonprofit Board Needs More Technology Expertise

Jordan Haberfield

If you are running a nonprofit organization, either as an executive or as a board member, give some thought as to how many people, at the board level, have technology experience and understand how it plays a role in the growth of your organization and the advancement of your cause.  According to a report by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management, Selecting A CEO, Supporting Your CEO

Leadership Transitions: The Importance of Clarifying Goals and Supporting Change

David Edell

DRG president David Edell with activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership on Nov. 20, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Photo courtesy of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Photo by Dan Rest. Toward the end of last year, I was a speaker at two events. The first […]

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. […]

Leadership, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management, Selecting A CEO

Is It Time for Your CEO to Step Down?

David Cheng

  The increasingly complex nonprofit environment makes run-of-the-mill leadership a risk to any organization that is interested in taking their mission to the next level. Nonprofits that are going through a transition need exceptional, progressive, enthusiastic leaders who can not only guide them through change, but also forecast future challenges and keep staff energized every […]