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A blog for those interested in what affects, motivates and drives the New York City Nonprofit Sector — written by CRE’s crackerjack consulting team. We hope you use this space to share your thoughts, ask questions and engage in conversations about our city, social justice and the nonprofit sector.

SEARCH CLOSED Director of Development -- Chinese-American Planning Council

The Chinese-American Planning Council has re-opened their search for a Director of Development.  Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board, the Director of Development will be responsible for designing and implementing a fundraising plan to position the organization to appeal to a broad range of funders and ultimately diversify the organization’s funding base. S/he will plan, organize, and direct all fundraising strategies for the organization including   Read more >>

Preparing for Succession

by Valyrie Laedlein-A search on the internet on the topic of succession planning yields considerable guidance and commentary for and from the corporate sector.  Just this week, ran a story on the Chief Information Officer for Equinix, who has been with the company since 2008 and is already preparing his successor, even though the CIO has no intention of leaving anytime soon.  Raising questions related to who will follow the CEO, the COO, the CIO or any other company’s leader is not considered impolitic in that sector.  Indeed, it is expected and seen as exercising good business judgment.  Grooming rising talent for executive positions is not disrespectful of those currently holding those positions.  Failing to do so is considered irresponsible and short-sighted.  Read more >>

Dear CRE Friends

I have some very exciting news. After thirty years as Executive Director of Community Resource Exchange, I am handing the reins over to our two star-quality deputy directors, Holly Delany Cole and Valyrie Laedlein.    Read more >>

Becoming a Strong Board Chair

by Valyrie Laedlein

Have I got a job for you?

Role:To lead a group of under-available, over-committed volunteers responsible  Read more >>


Leadership Caucus VIII's Issue Day session scheduled for Thursday, February 11 at 9:30 a.m. has been postponed.  Participants will be contacted shortly via email with the rescheduled date and time.

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