As someone who has helped identify and evaluate thousands of candidates over the years, I’d like to propose a somewhat radical idea: in-person interviews are an overrated and sometimes unnecessary part of the process.
A Test of Leadership in Silicon Valley
COVID-19 has put every organization and leader to the test. Nicole Taylor, at the helm of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, located in one of the first corona virus hotspots to emerge, is no exception. After many years of working with Nicole and having the great honor to partner with her to identify her new leadership […]
Giving Away Silicon Valley’s Billions
Years ago, we placed Nicole Taylor at the new leader of the East Bay Community Foundation. Now as the President and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, she shares her wisdom and outlines her plan to put the ‘community’ back in ‘community foundation.’ Read the full article in Stanford Magazine.
Talented AND Diverse Leadership in Nonprofits IS Possible (and Should Never Be A Choice)
I felt a range of emotions reading this article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy dated December 5, 2018 (yes, 2018!), that starts with “The problem starts but is not limited to boards, which aren’t nearly as diverse as the grant makers and communities that they serve.” That statement resonated with me and is exactly the challenge […]
Why Salary Compensation Transparency Can Counteract Equity
In The 360 Group’s work as executive search consultants to foundations and nonprofits, we know that transparency around compensation is a perennially thorny issue, especially for observers outside the sector. I thought I would share some thoughts about how we approach compensation transparency, particularly in light of our efforts to make diversity and equity a […]
What’s Holding Back Big Foundations From Effectively Addressing America’s Problems?
Our own Vincent Robinson weighs in on The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s deep dive into the composition of big foundation boards and the ongoing concern that elite perspectives are still drive their decision making, thus hindering their ability to understand and impact the populations that they serve. The Chronicle’s analysis for the first time puts data behind […]