Robert Sellery Associates, Ltd.
4701 Willard Avenue, Suite 1034
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
About Our Firm
Bob Sellery has 40 years experience in executive search. He started at Booz Allen & Hamilton (the “inventors” of executive search)
We search for presidents and CEOs, executive directors, development (fundraisers), communication, financial, membership, and program people. The firm has also conducted training seminars on the search process, and salary surveys.
Current Searches we
can post. (Some clients have asked us not to post position descriptions.)
Case Studies About Leadership, or Lack There of, in Nonprofit Organizations
Two cases have been written: A Manager for the Present or A Leader for the Future, and
A New Leader With
Transferable Skills? Or More of the
Same? Both cases have a list of
issues for discussion. We are
prepared to write custom cases for special needs. Bob Sellery has guest lectured
Special Studies to Help Nonprofit Executives Build Several Functional Skills
We are responding to a national study, Daring to Lead, conducted by CompassPoint, sponsored by the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, about the least favorite aspects of an executive director's job, and the areas in which they most want to build skills. The study reported that finance and fundraising were most mentioned in CompassPoint's work about areas senior nonprofit executives want to improve their skills.
Bob Sellery has been a fundraiser at a major research university. He has written a syllabus for a resource development course, using Philip Kotler's marketing management approach to fundraising, and Alan Andreasen & Philip Kotler's Strategic Marketing for NonProfit Organizations. It is a broad and comprehensive course about nonprofits, using generally accepted marketing management principles.
Sellery believes that the concepts, tools and models that have worked so effectively to manage products and services in the forprofit sector are becoming increasingly relevant to the management of products and services in the nonprofit sector.
Special Studies About Attracting More People into the Nonprofit Sector
We are addressing two related national issues in the nonprofit sector. The first is The Nonprofit Sector's Leadership Deficit, a national study by the Bridgespan Group, Inc., sponsored by the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, which reported "...a need to attract and develop some 640,000 new senior managers...over the next decade." The second issue is to attract more graduating college and university young people, mid career executives outside the nonprofit sector and retirees to consider opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
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