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2/3/2010: Don't Get Left at the Altar: Getting to a Favorite Candidate, and Getting Them to Yes!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Ever gotten to the end of a search only to have your favorite candidate turn down your offer? Ever get tripped up by a late entry of an internal and unqualified candidate? Ever find yourself throwing a life jacket to a candidate drowning in third party reference gossip? Executive searches are landmines ready to explode; with candidate pools larger than ever, search committees need to work harder to navigate the minefields.
Part of the Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development. Offering strategy, planning, organizational development, branding, marketing, executive search, finance, fundraising, operations, and more.
Laura Gassner Otting founded the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group in 2002. Prior to forming the group, she served as the senior vice president of ExecSearches.com, the web's leading site for mid- to senior-level nonprofit job postings and search services. Laura served as vice president at Isaacson, Miller, one of the largest search firms in New England, and one of the most highly respected non-profit executive search firms in the country. Previously, Laura served as a presidential appointee for the White House Office of National Service, a program officer for the Corporation for National Service and as a member of the Clinton/Gore Transition Team and 1992 Election Team. She holds a Master of Arts in Political Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Laura sits on the boards of Camp Starfish and Newton Montessori School, and is the immediate past chair of Strong Women, Strong Girls; she has served as a member of the Alumni Board of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University and as the founding board chair of the Boston Choral Ensemble. Laura is the author of Change Your Career: Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector.
Alison Falk oversees a portfolio of diverse executive searches for the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, working closely with clients to define their leadership needs and to deliver a steady record of long-term executive placements. Previously, Alison served as a Senior Associate for Isaacson, Miller, where she conducted executive searches for higher education, advocacy, and arts and cultural organizations, and as an associate at the firms of Heidrick & Struggles and Christian & Timbers in their asset management, health care, and technology practice areas. Prior to her career in executive search, Alison enjoyed a first career in media. She developed progressive multimedia communication programs utilized by Fortune 500 companies including Charles Schwab, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems; produced Family Talk, a public radio program on KQED in San Francisco; and helped to establish a children’s video production company which produced the You Can video series aimed at empowering young girls. Alison earned her BA in Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University.