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By Randi Bussin   Shifting from the corporate to the nonprofit world is a lot like contemplating a major move — the new town seems prettier, the grass there looks greener. Yet if you haven’t researched your new town or prospective home, the reality could take you by surprise. Maybe the school system is floundering, […]

By Kelly Battles    I have worked with lots of recruiters over time but I don’t have a lot of experience with recruiters who focus on marketing. I do have experience in the not for profit sector and I think one of the absolute best for not-for-profit executives is Kathleen Yazbak of Viewcrest Advisors. I […]

If you're the kind of person who likes to start the new year with some good old-fashioned goal setting, both personal and professional, now's the time to reflect on your next career steps and put together a game plan to position yourself for success. We use the word "position" deliberately here because managing your career—and [...]

Nov 08, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: CEO, Nicki Roth

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Categories: Articles

This is a great piece by friend and colleague, Nicki Roth: Summary As a new CEO, confronting deeply rooted and unproductive habits and systems in an organization isn't for the faint of heart. It takes time, careful planning, and patience to work through the weeds of a dysfunctional organization. This story recounts one CEO's journey to [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: leadership, strategy

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Categories: Articles

Summary Stepping into a new role is challenging even under ideal circumstances. It can become a formidable task when employees are grieving the loss of their longtime leader. Establishing a transition plan, as the Alliance for Children and Families new leader Susan Dreyfus did, helped her not only plan and prioritize goals for the future—it [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: hiring, talent management

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Categories: Articles

Summary Finding the candidate who is the best cultural fit for your nonprofit organization can be very challenging. But there are practices that can help you make a successful hire. Your organization is looking to fill a senior management position. You have already carefully defined the skills and concrete work experience necessary for someone to [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: onboarding

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Categories: Articles

Summary Onboarding—a systematic method for transitioning new staffers into an organization—can be especially important for the for-profit professional moving into a senior nonprofit role. Successfully transitioning into a senior nonprofit management role takes teamwork. Both the individual taking the position and the organization welcoming the new hire should be equally committed to making the onboarding [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: career development, leadership

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Categories: Articles

Summary Each of the young leaders mentioned in the article "Young Leaders: The Challenge of Developing Yourself" went through, and continues to go through, a process of growth and development, and each has benefited greatly from the advice of others. Reflecting upon their experiences, they shared the following tips for others seeking to develop their [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Articles

Summary The best part about the hiring process is extending an offer to a terrific candidate and taking him or her out to a celebratory lunch when the offer is accepted. But what about contacting the candidates that you did not choose? And on the candidate’s side, while saying yes is easy and fun, turning [...]
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