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Gillian Perron  |  October 3, 2013

Gillian Perron, director of financial services at product redistribution philanthropy Good360, shares her experiences during a fellowship that guided her transition from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector....

Benjamin Selznick  |  May 9, 2013

Ben Selznick, a career counselor at Marymount Manhattan College and private advisor for individuals seeking to make the college-to-career transition, guides new graduates interested in working in the nonprofit sector through the wilds and worries of the jobseeking process....

PNP Salary Survey Report: 'The Year of the Program'

Robert Duvall  |  April 11, 2013

Robert F. Duvall, director of special projects at Professionals for NonProfits, provides an overview of its just-released annual Salary Survey Report, and predicts trends in nonprofit hiring and operations through the rest of 2013....

Ben Dattner  |  January 31, 2013

Organizational psychologist Ben Dattner considers how blame and recognition make a difference in staff performance and provides tips to help your organization motivate its teams....

Kevin Flynn  |  December 26, 2012

Commongood's Kevin Flynn shares three takeaways from the recent IS conference and holds out hope that millennials will bring much-needed energy and diversity of perspective to a sector that often seems stuck in a rut....

Commongood Careers  |  November 21, 2012

Commongood's Maria Peralta explains why fast-growing iMentor decided to hire a Managing Director of Talent, what that person does, and what other organizations considering such a hire should look out for....

Commongood Careers  |  October 23, 2012

Commongood's Maria Peralta interviews Scales about her work in the international and economic development field and what motivates her as a leader....

Tony Poderis  |  September 28, 2012

Nonprofit sector veteran Tony Poderis explains why fundraising jobs shouldn't require expertise in anything else besides fundraising....

Commongood Careers, Kevin Flynn  |  August 15, 2012

Just in time for the fall conference season, this article provides tips on how to strategize to make the most of a conference before, during, and after the event. Even if you are not actively on the job market, conferences are an amazing opportunity to build your professional network and get to know prospective employers....

Commongood Careers, Maria Peralta  |  July 11, 2012

For over three decades, Breakthrough Collaborative has been preparing underserved middle school students around the country for college while recruiting and training high school and college students to become educators. Lior Ipp, the organization's new executive director, discusses the challenges in education today, the next phase for growth at the organization, and his thoughts on leadership....

Commongood Careers, Kevin Flynn  |  May 31, 2012

Today's nonprofits are getting serious about recruitment. Some are increasing their in-house capacity, hiring internal recruiters or talent managers. Others are partnering with external recruiting firms that focus on targeting passive candidates in the job market....

Commongood Careers, James Weinberg  |  April 10, 2012

In an old Irish folktale, a man grew a giant potato in his garden, so big that it could feed his entire village. But the oversized tuber caused a series of logistical challenges that threw his hungry neighbors into a tailspin; the man's wife suggests that the potato can be cut up and eaten, thus saving the day. In today's labor market, the nonprofit sector is sort of like that giant potato. For the past several years, the sector has been growing at such a rate that it's become tough for most folks to know what to make of it....

Commongood Careers  |  March 7, 2012

Interview settings can present challenging communication dynamics, even for the most experienced candidates. To help navigate through these nuanced conversations, here are few things you might hear, as well as suggestions for how to best prepare yourself to respond....

Kevin Flynn  |  February 8, 2012

Kevin Flynn, Commongood's director of recruitment and candidate services, describes how the sector has shifted from wanting to hire generalists to seeking specialists, and following a more corporate management structure, and suggests how you can position yourself to keep up....

Allison Scott, Dana Hagenbuch, James Weinberg, Robert Schwartz  |  January 11, 2012

This article is a summary of The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Diversity in the Workplace, a report produced by Commongood Careers and Level Playing Field Institute that draws on a survey of 1,638 current and former nonprofit employees to gauge the state of the sector in providing diverse hiring practices and work environments....

Dana Hagenbuch, James Weinberg  |  December 8, 2011

This article is a summary of Making Smart Investments in Human Capital, a report co-authored by James Weinberg, founder and CEO of Commongood Careers, and Dana Hagenbuch that draws on a series of four regional convenings organized by their organization earlier this year. At those meetings, nonprofit executives, HR practitioners, evaluation experts, and funders sat down to discuss best practices, challenges, and emerging issues related to the subject of hiring and cultivating nonprofit employees. Over two hundred attendees representing a hundred and sixty-two organizations participated in the conversations....

Tony Poderis  |  July 14, 2011

The world in which nonprofit organizations and institutions work and operate has changed dramatically since the global financial crisis and economic downturn began to unfold in 2008. And while the economy finally seems to be on the mend, many of the consequences of the downturn are here to stay. As a result, leadership in the sector will have to be provided by people who themselves have adapted to significant and substantive change, and who are able and willing to think strategically about incorporating change into the operational core of their organizations....

Gayle Brandel  |  May 25, 2011

The world in which nonprofit organizations and institutions work and operate has changed dramatically since the global financial crisis and economic downturn began to unfold in 2008. And while the economy finally seems to be on the mend, many of the consequences of the downturn are here to stay. As a result, leadership in the sector will have to be provided by people who themselves have adapted to significant and substantive change, and who are able and willing to think strategically about incorporating change into the operational core of their organizations....