Episode 19 - Investing In Great Management - An Interview with Karen Osborne, The Osborne Group


Our guest on The Philanthropy Podcast is Karen Osborne, Senior Strategist at The Osborne Group, newly published author, and philanthropy veteran. Karen shares her advice from a career in the field as we discuss the topic of managers and how to better identify, hire, train, and support them. 

Karen offers great examples of how to use scenarios in interviews, how to ask questions that give insights into strategic thinking and other skills you hope to find in managers, the pressures of managing in development, finding a deeper applicant pool, professional development opportunities, when it's important to say no, and how managers can be fully present to their work and families. This is one of my favorite interviews for our podcast so far and I think you'll enjoy it as well.

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Links mentioned in today's show:


Karen E Osborne - Professional Site

Getting It Right - Karen's new book

The Osborne Group

The Osborne Group - Facebook

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Trinity College - Hartford, CT

Jim Collins - Good to Great (Amazon)

Oregon State University

Karen Osborne - Goodreads

Karen Osborne - Twitter