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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.

 

EXECUTIVE'S YEAR ONE EXPERIENCES - A DRG SERIES

Aug 2013 J. Michael Durnil - Year One as President & CEO of Simon Youth Foundation
Mar 2013 Nancy Sacks - Year One as Executive Vice President of the Jewish Federation of Greater LA
Jan 2013Tim Glidden - Year One as President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

ECONOMY'S IMPACT ON NONPROFITS

June 2010 Annual Charitable Giving Exceeds $300 Billion. Again
May 2010 Lessons From Leading Part 3: The New Nonprofit Executive
Apr 2010 Lessons From Leading in 2009: Part 2
Mar 2010 Lessons From Leading in 2009: Part 1
Oct 2009 The Role of Board Critical During Crisis
Sep 2009 When Times are Tough, Get Creative and Strategic
Jun 2009 Managing Your Board: Tips and Tactics for CEOs
Apr 2009 A Plan to Lead Your Organization Forward
Mar 2009 Leading During Turbulent Times
Nov 2008 Sustaining Nonprofits During Economic Downturns
Oct 2008 The Economy and Philanthropy: Some Facts (requires Adobe Acrobat)


LEADERSHIP

Aug 2012 Ready to Lead: The Next Generation Speaks Out (Part 2 - Board of Directors)

Jun 2012 Ready to Lead: The Next Generation Speaks Out (Part 1 - Executive Directors)
Mar 2012 Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
Nov 2011 7 Essential Attributes for Picking Good Leaders
Sep 2010 Why Don't Boards Govern?
Nov 2009 How Power Leaders Achieve the Impossible
Nov 2006 Leadership Style: Leadership vs. Management
Oct 2006 Authentic Leadership
Jul 2006 Looking for a Leader: What Does it mean?
Apr 2006 The Nonprofit Sector's Leadership Deficit
Dec 2005 Choosing Tomorrow's Leaders: A Study of Best Practices
Apr 2004 Crisis Management: A Leadership Imperative
Mar 2004 Five Pillars for Leading the Client-Focused Organization
Mar 2006 En Route to Executive Retention: the Board's Role in Retaining the Chief Staff Leader


SUCCESSION PLANNING

Dec 2010 Succession Planning for Nonprofit Leaders
Sep 2006 Succession: Preparing Future Leaders
May 2006 Unprepared for CEO Transitions: Where Will We Find the Next Generation of Nonprofit Executives
Dec 2005 Choosing Tomorrow's Leaders: A Study of Best Practices
Nov 2005 Five Steps for Successful Succession Planning
Sep 2005 Planning for Succession


HUMAN CAPITAL

Apr 2014 Accessing your Strongest Self - An Inside Look at Executive Coaching
Feb 2012 Executive Coaching
Oct 2003 The Human Capital Metaphor: What's in a Name?


HIRING

July 2015Considering Fit for Executive Hires
Apr 2004 Why You Must Hire Top Employees, Not Top Candidates
Jun 2005 Strategies for Smart Hiring Decisions


RECRUITMENT

Sept 2015How a Proactive Search Can Lead to a Diverse Hiring Pool
Aug 2014The New Wild West - Nonprofit Staffing in the Age of Social Media
Mar 2011 How Much is Too Much: Assessing Nonprofit Executive Pay
May 2004 Pay Attention to Your Recruiting Strategies
Nov 2002 Recruiting and Keeping the Best Talent
Fall 2002 Professional Recruitment and Retention: A Call to Action
Oct 2002 Recruitment & Retention in Difficult Times: 6 Ideas
Sep 2002 Becoming a Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Retain Great Employees
Jan 2003 True Power of Magnetic Employer Brand


INTERVIEWING

Nov 2004 New Strategies for Interviewing
Oct 2002 Best Practices in Interviewing Candidates
Sep 2004 10 Tips for Effective Interviewing
Jun 2004 Structured Interviews: An Easy Upgrade For Your Hiring Process


PERSONALITY TESTING

May 2005 Faking It: Can Job Applicants 'Outsmart' Personality Tests?
Apr 2005 Job Candidate Personality Testing: What Can a Hiring Employer Expect


REFERENCE CHECKING

Jan 2005 10 Critical Questions to Ask When Checking References
Dec 2004 Referencing - To Check or Not to Check


RETENTION

Oct 2015Developing a Culture of Connection At Your Nonprofit
July 2011 Ethical Nonprofits Attract and Retain Employees
Jul 2008 What Corporate America Can Learn From Physicians: Its All In How You Treat People
Jun 2008 Human Capital: Basic Beliefs about the World's Oldest New Paradigm
Apr 2008 Keeping the Best
Mar 2008 Philanthropy's Greatest Asset
Mar 2006 En Route to Executive Retention: the Board's Role in Retaining the Chief Staff Leader
May 2003 Results-Based Leaders Focus on Building Employee Commitment Part 1 of 2
Apr 2003 Six Bs for Building Employee Commitment Part 2 of 2
Fall 2002 Professional Recruitment and Retention: A Call to Action
Oct 2002 Recruitment & Retention in Difficult Times: 6 Ideas
May 2002 A World Class Retention Strategy
Sep 2002 Becoming a Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Retain Great Employees
May 2002 What do Employees Really Want?


PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Jul 2003 Seven Tips for Delivering Performance Feedback
Jun 2003 How to Conduct a Performance Appraisal
Apr 2003 Performance Appraisals and Root Canal" Creating Effective Performance Appraisals Part 1 of 2
May 2003 Do it Right or Do Damage: Creating Effective Appraisals Part 2 of 2


WORK - LIFE BALANCE

April 2011 What About Career Changers
Jan 2004 Stressed for Success
Nov 2003 How Employee Emotions Affect Your Organization's Ability to Compete
Sep 2003 Values Shift in the Workplace
Jun 2002 Lessons from Inside a Fortune 100 Best Company to work for Part 1 of 2
Jul 2002 Lessons from Inside a Fortune 100 Best Company to work for Part 2 of 2