Category Archives: Staff Development

Job Interviews Done Well

By David A. Mersky Every prospective hire for your organization, at every level, will be interviewed before an offer is extended. The number and type(s) of interviews will vary depending on the position in question, but however they occur, interviews are the essential step… [Read more…]

Why You Can’t Hire Staff

Are you not able to hire staff because you can’t… Find the right candidate?  Searching for the ideal employee is like selling a house — you don’t need hundreds of people to come through, you just need the right person to walk in… [Read more…]

Is Executive Coaching A Good Investment?

Fundraisers talk a lot about donor retention. But, what about employee retention and how it impacts donors? Many nonprofits have a revolving door of development professionals. The average tenure of a fundraiser is less than 2 years. And the donor pays the price.… [Read more…]

Does Your Organization Have an Emergency Leadership Transition Management Plan?

by David A. Mersky Emergency leadership transition management has been on my mind ever since the tragic, untimely death last month of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., z”l, may his memory be for a blessing, the 12th  president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute… [Read more…]