Generocity.org and hiring experts Jane.HR to launch Generocity Nonprofit Leadership Search program. Combining Generocity’s unique community of diverse, engaged and connected nonprofit professionals and the expertise from Jane.HR, this is a new approach to outsourced nonprofit leadership search.
A nonprofit’s impact on mission is directly tied to the effectiveness of its leadership team.
For all the overdue reckoning with nonprofit workplace culture in recent years, too little of that reckoning has focused on how nonprofit leaders are selected.
Too often nonprofit leaders, especially volunteer boards of directors, are forced into a crucial process without the expertise or time — and often both — to make the right hire. Instead, when done well, searching for a new executive director or other high-ranking organizational leader is an opportunity to communicate mission and approach with influential stakeholders.
Even when nonprofits do enlist outsourced hiring support, many third-party firms have a reputation for being too expensive for the value created — some charge in excess of 30% of a position’s first-year compensation. In years of conversations with nonprofit hiring managers and board members, I routinely hear familiar complaints: pulling from the same group of ‘usual suspects’ and misalignment with the mission and impact goals of the nonprofit itself.
That has to change. As our contribution to the work, today, we’re proudly announcing the Generocity Nonprofit Leadership Search Program Powered by Jane.HR.
For a decade, Generocity.org has told the stories of nonprofit professionals and their impact work — with special focus on the next generation of leaders, which must be led disproportionately by those with different lived experiences, no more prominently than Black and Brown leaders. Our reporting has tracked toxic work cultures and thriving efforts around employee engagement and professional development.
One consistent theme is that those with power, especially white leaders who benefit from network effect, must be the first to take on the responsibility to enact change. We do that everyday with our community journalism. Starting today, we’ll now be able to do that by helping shape the processes for placing future leaders at nonprofit organizations. It’s worth reminding how news organizations work. We at Technically Media, which publishes Generocity.org, maintain an independent newsroom (including Generocity editor Sabrina Vourvoulias), who are not directly involved in our client services. This program will be produced by our expert talent services team as a way of serving the community of professionals that our journalism forms.
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