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The Complete DRG Library of Nonprofit Articles

Whether you are a leader or direct service provider, work in the nonprofit sector is both challenging and rewarding. Below is a collection of our favorite articles, offering information and support for those serving at any level of a nonprofit organization. We've arranged the articles in easy-to-navigate categories taking you from the topic of Executive Leadership to topics of Hiring, Interviewing, Retention, Performance Evaluations, and concluding with Work-Life Balance. We hope you find this information supportive and helpful.

Economy's Impact on Nonprofits

The Role of Board Critical During Crisis (Oct 2009)
When Times are Tough, Get Creative and Strategic (Sept 2009)
Managing Your Board: Tips and Tactics for CEOs (June 2009)
A Plan to Lead Your Organization Forward (April 2009)
Leading During Turbulent Times (March 2009)
Sustaining Nonprofits During Economic Downturns (November 2008)
The Economy and Philanthropy: Some Facts (October 2008) - requires Adobe Acrobat

Leadership

Leadership Style: Leadership vs. Management (Nov. 21, 2006)
Authentic Leadership (Oct. 18 2006)
Looking for a Leader: What Does it mean? (July 12, 2006)
The Nonprofit Sector's Leadership Deficit (April 24, 2006)
Choosing Tomorrow's Leaders: A Study of Best Practices (Dec 15, 2005)
Crisis Management: A Leadership Imperative (April 1, 2004)
Five Pillars for Leading the Client-Focused Organization (March 4, 2004)
En Route to Executive Retention: the Board's Role in Retaining the Chief Staff Leader (Mar 6, 2006)

Succession Planning

Succession: Preparing Future Leaders (Sept 6, 2006)
Unprepared for CEO Transitions: Where Will We Find the Next Generation of Nonprofit Executives (May 22, 2006)
Choosing Tomorrow's Leaders: A Study of Best Practices (DEC 15, 2005)
Five Steps for Successful Succession Planning (Nov 21, 2005)
Planning for Succession (Sept 12, 2005)

Human Capital

The Human Capital Metaphor: What's in a Name? (Oct 20, 2003)

Hiring

Why You Must Hire Top Employees, Not Top Candidates (April 28, 2004)
Strategies for Smart Hiring Decisions (June 14, 2005)

Recruitment

Pay Attention to Your Recruiting Strategies (May 24, 2004)
Recruiting and Keeping the Best Talent
(Nov. 6, 2002)
Professional Recruitment and Retention: A Call to Action (Fall 2002)
Recruitment & Retention in Difficult Times: 6 Ideas
(Oct. 8, 2002)
Becoming a Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Retain Great Employees (Sept 18, 2002)
True Power of Magnetic Employer Brand (Jan 14, 2003)

Interviewing

New Strategies for Interviewing (Nov 12, 2004)
Best Practices in Interviewing Candidates (Oct 5, 1002)
10 Tips for Effective Interviewing (Sep 8, 2004)
Structured Interviews: An Easy Upgrade For Your Hiring Process (June 22, 2004)

Personality Testing

Faking It: Can Job Applicants 'Outsmart' Personality Tests? (May 11, 2005)
Job Candidate Personality Testing: What Can a Hiring Employer Expect (April 5, 2005

Reference Checking

10 Critical Questions to Ask When Checking References (Jan 24, 2005)
Referencing - To Check or Not to Check (DEC 20, 2004

Retention

What Corporate America Can Learn From Physicians: Its All In How You Treat People (July 2008)
Human Capital: Basic Beliefs about the World's Oldest New Paradigm (June 2008)
Keeping the Best (April 2008)
Philanthropy's Greatest Asset (March 2008)

En Route to Executive Retention: the Board's Role in Retaining the Chief Staff Leader
(Mar 6, 2006)
Results-Based Leaders Focus on Building Employee Commitment Part 1 of 2 (May 17, 2003)
Six Bs for Building Employee Commitment Part 2 of 2 (April 7, 2003)
Professional Recruitment and Retention: A Call to Action (Fall 2002)
Recruitment & Retention in Difficult Times: 6 Ideas
(Oct. 8, 2002)
A World Class Retention Strategy (May 2, 2002)
Becoming a Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Retain Great Employees
(Sept 18, 2002)
What do Employees Really Want? (May 16, 2002)

Performance Evaluation

Seven Tips for Delivering Performance Feedback (July 14, 2003)
How to Conduct a Performance Appraisal (June 19, 2003)
"Performance Appraisals and Root Canal" Creating Effective Performance Appraisals Part 1 of 2 (April 30, 2003)
Do it Right or Do Damage: Creating Effective Appraisals Part 2 of 2 (May 19, 2003)

Work - Life Balance

Stressed for Success (Jan 18, 2004)
How Employee Emotions Affect Your Organization's Ability to Compete (Nov 13, 2003)
Values Shift in the Workplace (Sept 5, 2003)
Lessons from Inside a Fortune 100 Best Company to work for Part 1 of 2 (June 10, 2002)
Lessons from Inside a Fortune 100 Best Company to work for Part 2 of 2 (July 2, 2002)

 

 

DRG Library of Leadership Articles

With the conclusion of DRG's 2007 Virtual Conference on Leading Nonprofits: The Next Twenty Years, below are the complete workshop articles and audio interviews. (Note: Articles Requires Adobe Reader). If you do not have Adobe, click icon to download

Read highlights of the 2007 Conference.

Teaching to Lead: Preparing Tomorrow's Nonprofit CEOs

Audio Interview with Larry Moses, Wexner Foundation. Listen

Foundations and Philanthropists: Leading Change and Innovation

Audio Interview with Jeffrey Solomon, Bronfman Philanthropies. Listen

Leading in Different Worlds: Moving from the Business Sector to Nonprofits

Audio Interview with John Read, Outward Bound USA. Listen

Board Chairs and CEOs: A New Paradigm for Sharing the Leading

Audio Interview with Audrey Weiner, Jewish Home and Hospital Lifecare System. Listen

Generation Next: New Leaders in Philanthropy

Audio Interview with Daniel Krifcher, American Online. Listen

Leading Fund Development: New Roles in a New Era of Philanthropy

Audio Interview with Naomi Levine, New York University. Listen

Leading Change: Opportunity at the Edge of Peril

Audio Interview with Paulette LoMonaco, Good Shepherd Services. Listen

Executive Search for Nonprofit Sector