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One of the most popular industries these days is energy. With gas prices rising and concerns about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, more and more organizations are trying to advance clean energy technologies. You can add Izaak Walton League of America to that list.
If you have little to no experience in the nonprofit sector, chances are you aren’t going to be qualified for a CEO or other executive job. If that’s the position for which you aspire, you’re going to have to a lot of work when you finally get that nonprofit job.If it is truly your goal to get to the top of an organization’s leadership, it may be helpful to know how people in those current positions got there. That’s exactly what Arlington, Va.-based Council on Foundations was trying to discover when they did the research for its Career Pathways to Philanthropic Leadership Baseline Report. The study analyzed the professional and personal characteristics in foundation executive positions and came up with the following results:
- 79.5 percent of the 440 foundations that appointed CEOs and executive directors during the research period filled the positions with candidates outside the foundations.
- 63.4 percent of successful candidates held either the chief executive (38.9 percent) or vice president (24.5 percent) roles prior to their ascension.
- A majority of candidates that landed these executive positions were not originally from the philanthropic sector. From these transitional candidates, 24.3 percent came from business.
- Nearly 20 percent of these successful candidates came from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds and 48.7 percent were women.
- Some 30 percent of the field leaders interviewed said mentors played a crucial role in their career advancement.
- Nearly 85 percent of interviewees expressed significant skepticism about the willingness of trustees, search consultants and other hiring decision makers to be influenced by leadership development efforts.
Nonprofit employees that thoroughly look through the Human Resources handbook they receive when hired probably know all about the organization’s employee conduct policy. These guidelines are set so that people know what they can and cannot do in the workplace. If we lived in an ideal world these kinds of rules probably wouldn’t be needed.
N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday proposed new regulation that would place caps on the salaries that nonprofit executives receive.
There’s nothing like a good story to enhance your qualifications for a job. When told effectively, these anecdotes can be a real difference-maker for you during a job interview.
Direct Marketing Association (DMA) CEO Larry Kimmel has stepped down to join the direct response agency Hawkeye in Dallas, Texas. Linda Woolley, executive vice president of Washington, D.C., operations for the New York City-based DMA, was appointed interim CEO.
Sands Point, N.Y.-based Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) is looking to hire a Chief Development Officer to lead their fundraising efforts.
A nonprofit education group is suing the state of California over five laws they say protect ineffective teachers and lower school quality for poor children.
The job search can be a very overwhelming task if you allow it to be. There are so many tools at a job seeker’s disposal that it can become very easy to lose focus.
At a time when many nonprofits are seeing an increased demand for services amid government deficits at all levels, organizations are under increased congressional scrutiny of their tax-exempt status and their activities.