Leadership, Nonprofit Boards

What about the Lay Leader Pipeline? – Another Call to Action

David Edell

[This article was originally published in eJewish Philanthropy, under the “Managing Your Nonprofit” category  on 09/20/2018 – Original link available here]  Ask any Board Chair if they know who will succeed them. (Ask any of those mentioned if they are sure they will accept.) Ask any nominating committee chair about the responses they get as they […]

DRG News

Welcoming Amichaim Abramson!

Natascha Guerrero

Welcome aboard Ami Abramson! Our CEO, Dara Klarfeld has just announced the appointment of Amichaim Abramson as Chief Strategy Officer, beginning today September 5th 2018. Ami will collaborate with the DRG team to continue providing outstanding executive search services to our clients throughout the nonprofit sector. He will also work closely with Dara Klarfeld, our CEO, and David […]

Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

For Job Hunters: 3 Simple Ways to Stay Relevant During the Summer Doldrums

Sara Garlick Lundberg

Job hunting can be anxiety inducing, especially during the hot and oft-slow summer months, but these last weeks are a great time to boost and recharge your hunt. Read on for three quick tips to help make the most of your days leading up to Labor Day: Reflect Take this sometimes-slow period to reflect on […]

Leadership, Nonprofit Boards

Recruiting for Smart? Don’t Forget Heart!

DRG staff

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, Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

When a Question Becomes a Statement

Sarah Raful Whinston

When a Question Becomes a Statement Standing out as a candidate “Prepare 10 questions. You and I both know that you won’t probably get a chance to ask all 10 questions but prepare 10 questions. Remember, your questions usually say more about you than your answers.” When I prepare candidates for interviews for jobs, this […]

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

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

DRG staff

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, Nonprofit Management

Mission-Driven Organizations Should Interview to Their Core Values

DRG staff

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 […]

Nonprofit Management

Organizational Change Management is an Essential Part of Any Nonprofit Governance Strategy

DRG staff

Change is never easy. There is an emotional response that comes when people need to change their processes and you can always expect a certain degree of resistance. Whenever a change is on the horizon, a plan should already be in place to mitigate risk, placate fear and allow for a smooth and successful transition. […]

DRG News

Forbes names DRG SEARCH in “Best Executive Recruiting Firms”

Natascha Guerrero

DRG SEARCH has been named by Forbes as one of the top executive recruiting firms in the country, ranking in its annual “Best Executive Recruiting Firms” list for the second consecutive year. DRG SEARCH has been named as one of the top executive search firms that works exclusively with nonprofits. Forbes’ annual publication is based […]