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Red Flags When Hiring Fundraising Professionals

Red Flags When Hiring Fundraising Professionals

June 23, 2020

“Genuineness and excitement about the candidate could be very helpful, but you have to take them with a grain of salt.” – Bill Moran

On this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Jeff Jowdy speaks with executive search professional Bill Moran, the founder of The Moran Company. Bill explains the executive search process and shares tips for fundraising professionals by answering:

  • Is a search for a nonprofit typically different than one for a for-profit company?
  • When hiring, are there any red flags to look for?
  • What career advice would you give to a fundraising professional wanting to advance in their profession?

About our guest

Bill Moran is an executive recruiter for nonprofits. He founded The Moran Company in 1996. Headquartered in Kansas City, The Moran Company specializes in finding top talent for fundraising and executive director positions. After founding The Moran Company, Bill spent 12 years as a fundraising consultant before turning his company’s  focus to recruiting for nonprofit associations and organizations. Since then, he has carefully selected other highly respected nonprofit leaders to join his team. The Moran Company is unique because its recruiters have served as former nonprofit CEOs, executive directors and fundraisers.

Bill has worked with thousands of nonprofit professionals and knows what types of attributes make great nonprofit leaders. His contacts and nationwide network enable him to do customized executive searches for his clients. The Moran Company was recognized by industry leaders as one of the Best Executive Search Firms in 2017 by Forbes Magazine. 

He holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Law Review. He also has a master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Mid-America Planned Giving Council, Nonprofit Connect and the Plaza Rotary.

Bill has written numerous fundraising articles for publications including Fundraising Management, Funding Connection and the Journal for the National Association for Hospital Development. In 1997, Bill was named “Trainer of the Year” by the Center for Management Assistance. Bill is dedicated to civic and community engagement and has served on a number of nonprofit boards. 

Twitter: @MoranCompany