Who are the best recruiters and headhunters for marketing or non-profit roles in the SF Bay Area?

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 [...]

November 8, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: boards, Bridgespan, non profits, strategy, Tom Tierney

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Categories: Leader Interviews

Summary The only thing more important than strategic clarity is having the talent to execute the strategy for lasting impact, says Bridgespan’s Tom Tierney. Here he talks with Bridgespan alumna and founder of Viewcrest Advisors Kathleen Yazbak about the key qualities and priorities nonprofit boards should possess to help ensure the organizations they serve can [...]

November 8, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: boards, non profits, talent management

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Categories: Leader Interviews

In this second Q&A of a series with board members who have both nonprofit and for-profit board experience, Len Schlesinger, a professor at Harvard Business School, talks with former Bridgespan partner and founder of Viewcrest Advisors, Kathleen Yazbak, about the importance of talent management and how nonprofit boards can better serve their organizations. Nonprofit boards [...]

November 8, 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 [...]

October 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 [...]

October 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 [...]

October 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 [...]