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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, 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 […]

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 […]

Hiring & Recruitment, Nonprofit Boards, Selecting A CEO, Supporting Your CEO

How to Avoid Limitless Job Responsibilities in Nonprofit CEO Searches

Dara Klarfeld

Job descriptions for the CEO/executive director role can be expansive. They can also lead to limitless responsibilities that can send the most high-performing executives looking for the nearest exit before they even enter your nonprofit’s door. While some senior-level positions require leaders to wear many hats, candidates want to know that you have set reasonable […]

Nonprofit Boards, Selecting A CEO

How a Proactive Search Can Lead to a Diverse Hiring Pool

David Edell, Carmel Napolitano

If you want to create a candidate pool of high-performing professionals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills for an executive role in your nonprofit, it will take more than one or two advertisements on job boards to attract a range of talented candidates. From race and gender to leadership styles and career paths, diversity encompasses […]