Best Practices for Nonprofit Leadership Transition in the New Year

By Don Harkins Senior Search Consultant The Moran Company “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” In the lifeblood of every nonprofit, a key component of successful operations is having a strong framework in place to guide and support the organization in the event the organization might go through an unexpected leadership change in the next year. … Continue reading Best Practices for Nonprofit Leadership Transition in the New Year

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Budgeting for Nonprofit Executive Recruitment

By Laurie Minx Director of Communications The Moran Company “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” At the end of each year, nonprofit organizations work diligently to complete their budget planning process. Upcoming annual revenues are projected, and expenses are estimated. Most mission-driven agencies funnel the lion’s share of their resources towards programming in order to have the … Continue reading Budgeting for Nonprofit Executive Recruitment

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What Role Should the Board of Directors Play in Hiring a Development Director?

By Mary Ontko Senior Consultant The Moran Company “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” Development leaders play a key role in helping a non-profit organization realize its mission. They help craft their charity’s organizational story and vision, and they share it with philanthropists, volunteers, and the community at large. Hiring the right development professional can be transformative … Continue reading What Role Should the Board of Directors Play in Hiring a Development Director?

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Nonprofit Executive Search Firms vs. Standard “Headhunters”

By Laurie Minx Director of Communications The Moran Company “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” There are many search firms throughout the country, but only some are dedicated to working solely with nonprofit organizations. At The Moran Company, we know there is a difference between executive-level searches for nonprofit organizations versus for-profit companies. Here are a … Continue reading Nonprofit Executive Search Firms vs. Standard “Headhunters”

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Is A National Search Worth It?

by Mary Ontko, M.P.A., B.A. Senior Search Consultant The Moran Company  “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” Often, when our Moran Company team speaks with a nonprofit organization about a staffing need they have, the question will arise about where the candidates will come from. The common assumption is that a national search is the best search … Continue reading Is A National Search Worth It?

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How Candidates Interview a Nonprofit

by Traci L. McClellan-Sorell, JD, MA Senior Search Consultant The Moran Company  “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” When hiring a nonprofit’s next leader, search committees sometimes forget that candidates are evaluating them and the organization as much as they themselves are being considered. It is important for the Board of Directors to take some time … Continue reading How Candidates Interview a Nonprofit

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Using a National or Local Search Firm

by Mary Ontko, M.P.A., B.A. Senior Search Consultant The Moran Company  “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” Here at The Moran Company, we’re often asked by prospective clients if they should hire a local search firm or a national firm to conduct their executive search. Often, organizations believe that a local firm is better because they … Continue reading Using a National or Local Search Firm

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5 Traps That Can Derail a Nonprofit Search for an Executive Director

by William J. Moran, J.D., M.S.Ed President The Moran Company  “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” Here are some traps that may derail a nonprofit looking to hire their new Executive Director. 1. Not Doing the Pre-Search Preparation Review the current strategic plan. The strategic plan sets the direction and priorities for the organization. A review of … Continue reading 5 Traps That Can Derail a Nonprofit Search for an Executive Director

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