Finding the Right CFO Position

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 [...]

April 21, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Leader Interviews

Summary Looking back on her work as the CEO and co-founder of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs, Linda Rottenberg points to one thing that shaped all phases of Endeavor’s development: its people. In this “CEO Perspectives,” Rottenberg shares how engaging and leveraging highly talented individuals has influenced the [...]

April 17, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Categories: Articles

Summary Recruiting, retaining, and managing a diverse workforce at all levels of an organization is a significant priority for nonprofit leaders. The good news is that for nonprofit organizations committed to building diverse teams, there are some tactical steps that experts agree will help you conduct a successful search. When the Institute for Higher Education [...]