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Reflections from a Nonprofit’s First Director of Talent

This guest post is written by Brian Hughes, Director of Talent and Administration at the Center for Effective Philanthropy.

Between accepting the offer to join The Center for Effective Philanthropy and my first day on the job, our... Read More

My First Year as a Business Professional in the Nonprofit Sector

“Dear Candidate: Thank you for your interest in our organization.  While your qualifications were impressive, this was a highly competitive process, and we are not able to extend you an offer at this time…”

During the eight months... Read More

How to Hire for a Results-Driven Culture

By Allyson Biegeleisen, Vice President of Client Services

Earlier this month, I attended the Deloitte Nonprofit Summit, a day-long conference geared towards building the capacity of the nonprofit sector. Attended by approximately 150... Read More

Secrets to a Happy Fundraising Career (and a Sane One Too)

Development professionals are a unique breed.  We are a critical part of any nonprofit organization yet our work lives are necessarily externally facing.  We face intense pressures and high expectations, and while we are (often)... Read More

Considering adding Americorps talent to your team? Get a phenomenal manager first.

Ahh, summer—the time for flowers, vacations…and thoughts about big picture things that often get pushed off during the rest of the year, like your strategic staffing plan.  Did the four year anniversary of the Serve America Act... Read More

Views from the Talent Pool: How To Lose a Job Offer in 10 Days

By Kevin Flynn, Vice President of Recruitment

You’ve made it through the interview process and received an offer. However, don’t pop the champagne cork quite yet. You’re not at the finish line.  Some job offers state explicitly... Read More

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