07/15/2013 | 35 mins

Hire Leaders Externally As Needed

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Summary

If you have carefully studied your organization’s leadership needs and concluded that no one in your development pipeline has the potential to develop the skills and competencies needed in a key role, we can offer some practical advice. The information found here can help you and your organization hire the right person, help him or her make the transition into the new job, and start fulfilling your Plan A on Day One.
Three Steps to Making a Great External Hire
Some practical advice that can help you and your organization hire the right leader in the first place and help him or her make the transition into the new job and start living into your Plan A on Day One.

Assess Your Organization's Culture
When you think about finding the right people for your organization’s culture, you need to first understand your own organization’s culture and work style. This template will help you identify important aspects of your culture so you can communicate honestly in interviews.

Create an Onboarding Game Plan
Successfully transitioning into a senior nonprofit management role can be challenging. Having an onboarding game plan can help. Use this template to draft an onboarding game plan for your new hire.

Next In: Nonprofit Leadership Development Toolkit

1. Introduction: Building Your Plan A

2. Engage Senior Leaders

3. Understand Future Needs

4. Develop Future Leaders

5. Hire Leaders Externally As Needed

6. Monitor and Improve Practices

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