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In April 2013, Vantage Point launched the search for our next executive director. Follow this blog series to learn about our recruitment process, and tips for leading a process of your own.

Those of you following the Vantage Point blog and news are already aware that Denise Baker has started as our new Executive Director.

As an organization develops and grows, both in its programs and its culture, the type of leader that is required changes as well. To recruit a new leader, you first have to identify the strategic goals of the organization and the skills and experience in a leader that would...

 

Our Abundant Not-for-Profit Q&A series continues…

This week, Valerie wrote us from Portland and asked, “Won’t it take forever to get volunteers up to speed with our culture and what our organization is doing? In the time that I could bring somebody up to speed with the organization and project, I could have done it myself.”

What a great question, Valerie.  And you definitely have a point – in some situations.

We’re certainly not advocating that you engage volunteers just for the sake of it. Spending more time to involve someone else in a project, only to produce the same results you could...

In April 2013, Vantage Point launched the search for our next executive director. Follow this blog series to learn about our recruitment process, and tips for leading a process of your own.

With so many people wanting to make a difference with their work and contribute to Vantage Point, we had a great response to our role posting for a new Executive Director.  This led us to the next challenge of finding the best candidates in a large field of applicants.  We reviewed all applications to find the candidates that best fit our profile, and then conducted a phone screening to narrow the field to a...

 

A recent Nonprofit Quarterly posting grabbed our team’s attention. What Staff? Keeping Operations and Governance Separate in an Organization with No Staff, by Mitch Dorger, tackles a common challenge that many (most?) boards face: how to keep board members seeing and thinking at the forest level, despite the allure of examining the individual trees.

Here’s a diagram to capture the various activities that are happening within any organization (staff or no staff).



The key role of the board is to lead the area of governance – this is equal to overseeing the forest. Depending on the age and size...

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