Resource Library: Executive Search Articles

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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The Top 3 Factors and Functions of the Search Committee in a Nonprofit Executive Search

by Bill Craig Senior Search Consultant The Moran Company “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” Alongside its fiduciary responsibility, the selection of the executive is the most critical activity performed by a Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization. A wise Board maintains a “living” strategic-planning process. At least annually, there should be a review of … Continue reading The Top 3 Factors and Functions of the Search Committee in a Nonprofit Executive Search

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Does Your Candidate Need the Skills You Think?

by Traci L. McClellan-Sorell Senior Consultant The Moran Company “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives” When your organization launches the search for its next executive leader, the Board, staff and key stakeholders often have definite skills in mind that person should possess. Many times, all three have similar items on their lists. But where does that … Continue reading Does Your Candidate Need the Skills You Think?

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Nonprofit Interviewing: Legal Questions for Interviews

by William J. Moran, J.D., M.S.Ed President The Moran Company  “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives”   When hiring a new nonprofit executive director, usually Board members are involved in the interview process. Many have good hiring experience. However, some need basic instruction on what questions to avoid. At The Moran Company, we work with Boards and … Continue reading Nonprofit Interviewing: Legal Questions for Interviews

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How Long Does a Typical Nonprofit Executive Search Take?

by Laurie Minx Director of Client Relations The Moran Company  “We Find Great Nonprofit Executives”   One of the questions we often receive from organizations is how long a typical nonprofit executive search takes. The timing of a search is very important. We like to allow enough time to complete a comprehensive recruitment process while … Continue reading How Long Does a Typical Nonprofit Executive Search Take?

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