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Five Reasons Why Succession Planning is Important

The best leaders think carefully about what will happen when they leave. Because at some point they will. It seems pretty simple yet many organizations prefer to ignore that fact. Whether the departure is planned or a surprise, early planning can help ensure a smooth, or at least a smoother, transition.

What is succession planning?

Succession planning is an ongoing process where organizations identify and groom high performing candidates for […]

2019-11-19T19:15:30+00:00November 18, 2019|

President and CEO | CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

The CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants is hiring a new President and CEO. The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants’ (CIRI) mission is to assist immigrants, refugees, survivors of human trafficking and torture, and unaccompanied minors to resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers so that they become self-sufficient, contributing and integrated members of their communities. Responsibilities are listed below.

The President […]

2019-11-07T19:14:05+00:00October 25, 2019|

How to be a Successful Nonprofit Board Chair

In September, Debra conducted a training for over 30 board chairs at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. One of the participants suggested we have a cheat sheet with tips on how to be a successful board chair — tips for what to do before you take on the role, what to do once you are chair, and how to leave on a high note. […]

2019-11-07T20:36:00+00:00October 10, 2019|

Executive Director | Neighbor to Neighbor Greenwich

Position has been filled.

Neighbor to Neighbor is seeking a dynamic leader to manage this well-respected community organization that provides free food to individuals and families in need in Greenwich and free clothing and other basic household items to the same people from Greenwich, Stamford and Port Chester. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Board of Directors to provide leadership, […]

2019-11-12T17:15:38+00:00September 9, 2019|

Development Director | Fairfield Museum and History Center

Position has been filled.

Position Title: Development Director
Reports To: Executive Director
Level: Full Time
Supervises: Assistant Director of Development; Marketing and PR Manager

Established in 2007 as an expansion of the 105-year-old Fairfield Historical Society, The Fairfield Museum is today a vibrant nexus of community life that welcomes more than 35,000 visitors annually. Our community-focused mission has guided our success in becoming a focal point of […]

2019-11-12T17:16:21+00:00September 5, 2019|

Don’t Skimp on Nonprofit Executive Onboarding

Nonprofit Executive Onboarding Checklist (Free Download)

One of The Strategy Group’s more “boutique” services is nonprofit executive searches. We have worked with a number of philanthropic, environmental, cultural and human services organizations to find new leadership. And our success rate is very high!

Once the search is complete, another important step begins… onboarding. You may ask why onboarding is so important (and, unfortunately overlooked). The bottom line is that the onboarding […]

2019-07-24T19:34:01+00:00June 3, 2019|

How to Have Excellent Meetings [Video]

Meetings — we all need them to get the important work we do done, but they can take up a lot of our when not planned and executed well.  But effective meetings can be a powerful tool as they energize staff and motivate them to work harder.  So what does it take to have an excellent meeting?  We are glad you asked.  We’ve put together a short 27-minute video that […]

2019-05-13T22:43:47+00:00May 13, 2019|

Develop your skills at our Nonprofit Leadership Bootcamp!

Join us for this nonprofit training session to improve your leadership skills.

Sessions will include:
Building and supervising a diverse and cohesive workplace
Having difficult conversations and handling conflict
How the nonprofit landscape is changing

There will also be opportunities to network and lunch with other nonprofit leaders!

Click here to go to Eventbrite and register!

2019-05-07T16:42:51+00:00May 7, 2019|

6 Tips for the Nonprofit Hiring Process


In nonprofits, your staff is your most valuable asset and it’s worth spending the time (and money) on the nonprofit hiring process to find the best people. Bad hires are costly and disruptive to your work. Moreover, most of us have hired a candidate only to find out they were not a great fit for the organization. When we are advising clients about staffing or […]

2019-04-04T21:59:27+00:00April 4, 2019|
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