Building a Search Commitee, Hiring & Recruitment

Recruit—and Keep—Top Tier Talent: Ensure the right visionary change agents are at the helm

Debbie Katz

[This article was originally published by The Center for Nonprofit Advancement for their annual 2020 publication ‘Nonprofit Agenda’ ] Times of uncertainty can be windows of opportunity, and COVID has certainly created some new and unforeseen challenges. For some nonprofits, this has meant a different skillset is now needed at the top. Many boards are […]

Leadership, School Searches

Challenges, Leaders, Schools (II)

Andrew Watson

[This article was originally published by Andrew Watson on LinkedIn on 12/11/2020]   What a year in school leadership, particularly for those in new positions.   In the first of these two posts, I stressed the point that most school leaders are facing the same problems and, unfortunately, receiving similar upset and overly angry criticisms. My hope is that boards and leaders understand this and […]

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Challenges, Leaders, Schools (I)

Andrew Watson

[This article was originally published by Andrew Watson on LinkedIn on 10/06/2020]   What a year in school leadership, particularly for those in new positions. It’s the same everywhere. It isn’t just your school, your leadership. With passions running high about the COVID response, social justice, and political division, not to mention a steady state of anxiety about climate change/fires/disasters, social unrest, wealth […]

Career Transitions

From Albuquerque Academy to Wickenden Associates to DRG

Andrew Watson

[This article was originally published by Andrew Watson on LinkedIn on 10/13/2020]   Working on the faculty of the National Association of Independent (NAIS) Institute for New Heads, I would sometimes hear school leaders complain that the reality of their new schools didn’t match what they observed while going through the search process. Sad, but occasionally true, and something I know Wickenden Associates (WA) has worked hard to prevent ever since Jim […]

DRG News

Wickenden Associates Joins DRG Talent Advisory Group

Natascha Guerrero

New York, NY –  DRG Talent Advisory Group, one of the leading talent consulting firms serving nonprofit organizations in the U.S., and Wickenden Associates, one of the nation’s top education-focused executive search firms, are pleased to announce that they have joined forces, effective August 1st, 2020. DRG Talent Advisory Group, founded in 1987, has brought […]

Job Search

For Job Hunters: 3 Ways to Stay Relevant During the Summer Doldrums (Even Summer 2020)

Sara Garlick Lundberg

[This article was originally published here (in DRG’s blog) on 08/23/2018. It was refreshed in August 2020 and first appeared in Sara Garlick’s LinkedIn on 08/18/2020]   I’m taking a moment to refresh this post. If you’re job hunting now and feeling the strain, I hear you. These are unprecedented times to say the least. […]

Leadership, Nonprofit Management

Why Nonprofit Youth Sports Needs Visionary Leadership Now More Than Ever

Adam Norse

[This article was originally published by Adam Norse in LinkedIn on 07/10/2020]   As a director of a nonprofit youth soccer club in downtown Manhattan (dusc.net), I’ve personally witnessed the transformational power sports can have in the lives of young athletes. Sports provide us with the ability to speak quickly and directly into the hearts of young people — inspiring and teaching life lessons, and equipping players […]

Career Transitions, Job Search

Think Now’s Not A Good Time to Switch Jobs? Here’s What I Learned by Making the Leap During the Crisis

Jessica Hammerman

Think Now’s Not A Good Time to Switch Jobs? Here’s What I Learned by Making the Leap During the Crisis   [This article was originally published by Jessica Hammerman in LinkedIn on 06/21/2020]   Turning the challenges of a new job into team-building opportunities. I joined DRG Talent Advisory Group at the beginning of the Covid […]

DRG News, Leadership, Nonprofit Management

DRG Supports the Black Community

DRG staff

DRG Supports the Black Community   At DRG Talent Advisory Group, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Excellence requires that each member of our team can work and learn in an atmosphere of dignity, respect and acceptance. As a talent advisory firm, we understand and are deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. […]

Job Search, Nonprofit Management

Gen Z: Ready to crush your quarantine goals? – Our tips for keeping a healthy, productive routine while WFH

Yasmine Coccoli, Eva Dunphy

Gen Z: Ready to crush your quarantine goals? Our tips for keeping a healthy, productive routine while WFH   Self-isolation and quarantine is most likely not what you envisioned when you embarked upon your first official year of adulting. Like many of us new to the professional workspace, WFH is an unfamiliar concept that immediately […]