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February 24, 2021

Defining Diversity for Social Impact Organizations – Internally & Externally

While the national discussion has moved toward the triad of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), we have seen countless examples of unsuccessful attempts to tackle the […]
January 29, 2021

INTERIM LEADERSHIP AND THE UNTIMELY DEPARTURE: SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS AND CONSIDERATIONS

INTERIM LEADERSHIP AND THE UNTIMELY DEPARTURE: SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS AND CONSIDERATIONS Virtually overnight the landscape of the global workforce has changed and likely for the foreseeable future. […]
December 5, 2020

THREE TYPES OF NONPROFIT LEADERS (AND HOW TO DECIDE WHICH ONE YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS)

Nonprofit sector executives face a unique set of challenges. They have to translate the organization’s purpose into everyday operations, delegate work, build culture and motivate employees to keep pushing toward their organization’s mission daily. […]
December 4, 2020

MILLENNIALS IN THE C-SUITE

By 2020, Millennials are expected to account for 50% of the global workforce and 75% by 2025. Yet millennials, the generation loosely defined as those born between 1980 and 2000, get a bad rap in the workplace. We have all heard many of the stereotypes, ‘they are lazy, entitled, too forward/ambitious for their own good.’ Ready or not, the change is here and a majority millennial workforce will likely spark an evolution of the executive role. […]
December 4, 2020

DID YOUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JUST RESIGN?

An unexpected resignation from a nonprofit CEO gives ‘shock and awe’ a brand new meaning. But it happens all the time. Leaders who have been at the helm of an organization anywhere from 6 months to several decades might suddenly need to resign for personal or professional reasons. If this were to happen at your organization, would you be prepared for that ‘shock and awe’ moment whether intentional or unforeseen? […]
December 4, 2020

COPING WITH PTED: POST TRAUMATIC EXECUTIVE DISORDER

After months of mediation, performance improvement plans, recalibration, blood, sweat and tears, the (seemingly) inevitable has occurred: your nonprofit organization’s toxic leader has resigned. Like something akin to a divorce, there are combined feelings of relief, abandonment, disappointment and uncertainty, and that’s just among the board of directors. […]
December 4, 2020

10 SELF-CARE TIPS FOR THE FAST-FLYING EXECUTIVE

I see it every day when interviewing leaders for mission-driven C-suite positions — the executive who will not rest until the job is done. When interviewing, I focus on the full person. Yes, my primary goal during these conversations is to uncover key leadership traits, but I also look for insights on the candidate’s take on life outside of leadership. In these conversations, I often find that many executives talk about unplugging as a negative thing instead of a welcome opportunity to recharge! […]
December 4, 2020

7 STAY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO ASK C-SUITE EXECUTIVES

An organization is only as effective as its leadership. Here at Nonprofit HR, we partner with nonprofits to find passionate people who will further their organization’s missions. Executive search is a big part of what we do, and we feel strongly that most nonprofits could benefit greatly from building a strong relationship with an executive search that understands their needs and challenges. […]
December 3, 2020

SHOULD YOU RUN YOUR NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE SEARCH INTERNALLY?

An organization is only as effective as its leadership. Here at Nonprofit HR, we partner with nonprofits to find passionate people who will further their organization’s missions. Executive search is a big part of what we do, and we feel strongly that most nonprofits could benefit greatly from building a strong relationship with an executive search that understands their needs and challenges. […]
December 3, 2020

THE SURPRISING WAY MOST NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE SEARCHES GO WRONG

We appreciate go-getters—those self-motivated people who work with passion and initiative, who move forward with confidence and unstoppable drive. But when faced with big, important decisions—the ones that impact your entire organization and its future—pausing to do a little (or a lot) of planning goes a long way. Unfortunately, when it comes to the executive search process, we’ve seen nonprofits stumble before they even start. […]