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SHARE YOUR PROGRESS

Posted by Bert Ruiz

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

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

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

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

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

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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