Recruitment Resources

12 Things to Expect When You Work with a Search Firm

| by Shannon Williams

In the world of social media and electronic networking, the processes of hiring and getting hired have taken on entirely new shapes over the past 5 years. Sometimes it is helpful to work with a search firm to help you navigate this complicated and changing landscape. Matching organizational…

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Three Keys to Restoring Trust

| by Shannon Williams

Trust. It is a simple word with enormous implications. Trust is the foundation of every relationship of every genre—personal, professional, spiritual, transactional. Without trust you have nothing. I had the privilege of working with a staff team recently that has endured a…

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Avoiding Transition Jeopardy

| by Tom McGuire

In our past two weekly blogs, my colleagues Shannon Williams and Priscilla Bratcher discussed some of the crucial factors an organization should consider when faced with a transition in executive leadership.  Shannon and Pricilla provided valuable insights through entertaining reference…

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It’s March Madness!

| by Shannon Williams

Whether you live on Tobacco Road or on the West Coast, we all get worked into a basketball frenzy at this time of year. In the midst of the hoopla, it is interesting how the demise of the four-year player has impacted the game. This year’s tournament has more mid-major schools represe…

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Managing Your Team the Right Way

| by Priscilla Bratcher

This month’s Armstrong McGuire blog posts have revolved around staff issues and, in the spirit of gratitude that we just celebrated last week, I want to admit that I’ve been blessed and honored to have some terrific staff throughout my career. I tried to thank them by being a goo…

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Nothing Succeeds Like…Succession Planning

| by Tom McGuire

Have you noticed that lots of nonprofits are celebrating 25th and 30th anniversaries these days?  The early to mid-1980’s must have been an auspicious time to start a nonprofit.  Thirty years later we’re recognizing the success of those organizations and the impact of t…

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You're Hired! George Steinbrenner Would Be Proud

| by Shannon Williams

When it comes to bench strength no one beats the New York Yankees. Whether you cheer for them or against them, you know that year after year, they employ the best talent in Major League Baseball. Just when you think they have the near-perfect roster, they add yet another must have player. L…

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Survival Tips for Lonely Executive Director

| by Tom McGuire

Last week’s PhilanthropyBiz addressed the crucial topic of developing productive, long-term relationships with volunteers. We presented a step-by-step method for identifying, engaging and motivating the people who can be your organization’s most valuable asset. Today, we want to…

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