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Nonprofit Hiring Committee: Strategies for Interviewing

The responsibility for hiring the next executive director or CEO of a nonprofit typically falls on the organization's board of directors. Because the board of directors is responsible for overseeing the overall governance and strategic direction of the nonprofit, this includes the hiring of key leadership positions such as the…

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A Nonprofit Board Chair’s #1 Responsibility

Holding the role of board chair of a nonprofit organization is a large and fulfilling responsibility.  Along with serving as the direct supervisor of the chief leader of the nonprofit, the board chair must oversee meetings and ensure all other board members are fulfilling expectations. Among these important tasks is…

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Setting Ground Rules and Expectations for a Nonprofit Hiring Committee

Let’s set the stage: You have the honored and vital role of being a member of a hiring committee.  Your task is to find someone who will lead your nonprofit to the next level of success.  This is exciting and a bit overwhelming, but you know you have 4 other…

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Working for a Nonprofit is Not Always What You Think

There can be many misconceptions about what it is like working for a nonprofit organization.  If you dream of changing lives and having a positive impact on the community by working at a nonprofit, you need to know the reality of the challenges that come with it.  Yes, it’s incredibly…

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A Hiring Committee and Hundreds of Opinions

Toilynn O’Neal Turner’s experience leading a hiring committee for a nonprofit with lots of stakeholders

Finding the best person to lead your nonprofit organization is a challenge. Add to that the need to work effectively with your fellow hiring team members as well as allow for the many external constituents that want a voice in the hiring decision, and you have yourself a daunting task.…

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12 Ways to Support Your Favorite Nonprofit

Nonprofit organizations are a critical part of a healthy community.  They provide essential services to people who are underserved by the government and private sector.  However, to continue their significant impact on the community, they need funding to keep their programming going. Fundraising is an ongoing challenge for nonprofit organizations. …

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Moving from For-Profit to Nonprofit – the career switch

One person’s story of switching careers to nonprofit after 22 years working in for-profit

What would it be like to move from a career in the for-profit sector to one in nonprofit? Will it be more challenging than expected?  Will it be as fulfilling as imagined? What should a person expect and how can you prepare for the change? This article will give you…

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What Every Nonprofit Should Know About Having a Board

A board of directors can make a significant difference in the success of your nonprofit organization. A board comprised of knowledgeable, diverse and well-connected individuals can collectively provide your nonprofit with numerous benefits.  Not only can they offer wise guidance for your organization’s operational and financial decisions, but they can…

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Hiring a Nonprofit Leader with No Nonprofit Experience – disastrous or brilliant?

You have a key position to fill for your nonprofit organization and there are interested candidates with no nonprofit experience, are they automatically disqualified?  This is the question we want to unpack and examine.  The answer should not be a quick one.  As you will see, there are very solid…

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