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    SHARE YOUR PROGRESS

    Posted by Bert Ruiz on Jun. 22, 2021

    A typical executive search usually takes a few months from start to finish with key steps throughout the process. As the committee does its work, it’s important to communicate the status of the process to key stakeholders and applicants. It may seem simple, but many organizations skip these basic steps. And when you don’t share your progress, both candidates and your board can be left feeling that the process is cold and disorganized.

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    Topics: Leadership, Strategy, Relationship Building, Communication, Hiring, Interviewing

    INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS

    Posted by Bert Ruiz on Apr. 12, 2021

    As your organization prepares for an executive search, an important consideration is how to engage community stakeholders (along with board and staff) in the process.

    Why engage community stakeholders? This group can provide an external perspective on how the community views your organization, as well as challenges and opportunities facing the community. Board members and staff are typically focused on internal priorities, while this group applies an outward-facing lens.

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    Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Hiring, community, CEO Search, executive search

    KNOW VS KNEW

    Posted by Danny Maier on Feb. 27, 2019

    Recently, I was speaking with a close friend who made a bad hire when filling a development position.  "I ultimately went with someone I know, not someone who knew."

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    Topics: Nonprofit Staff, Pat Lencioni, Hiring, Career Growth, Staff Development, Staff

    PROCEED WITH CAUTION

    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Feb. 18, 2016

    You approach an intersection as the light turns yellow. What’s your response?

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    Topics: Hiring

    “HOW DO I FIND A GOOD DEVELOPMENT OFFICER?”

    Posted by Danny Maier on Nov. 3, 2015

    This is a question I often get in my travels and days spent with clients. Of course, the ideal answer to this question is, “you develop a good development officer.” Some of the very best that I have worked with through my years have been homegrown. But that’s not always possible. So what is the key? Fit.

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    Topics: Development Officer, Hiring

    A CLEAR YES

    Posted by Lora Dow on May. 21, 2015

    One of our core beliefs is that you’re only as strong as the team you surround yourself with. That’s true for the Donor By Design team, and we see it over and over again in the staff and volunteer teams we work with.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteers, Hiring

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