Nonprofit Job Seekers: Finding the Right Fit for You

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Leader Interviews

Summary What should those who are looking to transition to a career in the nonprofit sector do to prepare themselves for their new roles? What skills do they need to hone? What cultural changes can they expect? Live Discussion from the Chronicle of Philanthropy This online discussion occurred on Tuesday, January 29, at noon, U.S. [...]

October 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 [...]

October 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 [...]

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: talent management

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Categories: Articles

Summary Being thoughtful about a nonprofit’s future talent needs can help an organization develop and maintain a steady stream of people to turn to when it’s time to hire. This steady stream—or talent pipeline—not only can help nonprofit leaders fill critical positions, but also can help them cultivate people who will be able to step [...]

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Tags: career development, CFO

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Categories: Articles

Summary Because of the variety in role definition across CFO positions, finding the right fit can be particularly challenging and important. The key to success in a job search is finding the right fit between your skills, interests, and personality on the one hand, and the characteristics of the potential organization, role, and leadership team [...]

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Articles

Summary Because the profile of the ideal nonprofit COO varies so widely, the key to finding the right person is to consider what qualities, skills, and experience will provide a good fit with the needs of your organization. Whether hiring for a newly created COO position or filling an existing position, each organization must chart [...]

October 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Articles

Summary Internal candidates surface in nearly one-third of searches for senior nonprofit roles. We offer some practical advice on how to evaluate internal candidates—and what to do if the internal candidate is not the best person for the job. A senior manager announces that she’s leaving, and one of her high-performing direct reports comes to [...]

April 22, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Leader Interviews

SUMMARY Since leaving college, Kevin Washington has spent his entire professional career within the Y network. In February 2015, he became the CEO of the Y-USA and is the organization’s first African-American CEO. In this Q&A, Washington reflects on what it means to be a YMCA leader and the strong role diversity and inclusion will [...]

April 22, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Leader Interviews

Summary In our new series “CEO Perspectives” we explore the experiences of an individual leader, sharing how s/he overcomes challenges and navigates his or her role within an organization. This issue we feature a conversation with Dan Cardinali, the president of Communities in Schools (CIS), in which he shares how he approaches his role, hires [...]