Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

When faced with a vacant leadership position and an interested internal candidate, many organizations seem to feel that doing a full, open search is the “gold standard” for hiring.  They put out a job announcement containing the ideal skill set for the position,...
Who’s Right for the Job?

Who’s Right for the Job?

So, you followed my advice for building a strong candidate pool (Building Your Applicant Pool: The First Steps to a Great Hire, June 2015) and you have a giant pile of resumes sitting on your desk as a result. Now what? How do you go about selecting the right person...
A “Real Life” Board Job Description

A “Real Life” Board Job Description

It’s easy enough to find a traditional job description for a nonprofit board member on the web. Sometimes they are structured around board members’ legal responsibilities (usually described as the “duty of care”, “duty of loyalty” and “duty of obedience” …...