Mission Driven

Welcome to Mission Driven, the blog from Peña Search, where we highlight titans in our community, trends in our industry, and news in our company.

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The Role of Fundraisers is Changing

Private support has always been fundamental to nonprofits. The role of fundraisers within organizations reflects a changing nonprofit landscape. With over 1.5 million organizations nationwide,...

Helping Clients With Obstacles

Four Things to Do Before Looking for a New Job

Is it time for a serious change? Do these four things before looking for a new job.  We’ve all been there: we know it’s time for a change, but we don’t know where to start. This can...


Welcome Dianne Puls

Peña Search is thrilled to welcome Dianne Puls to the company. Dianne joins the team as a search director. A graduate of Cornell University, Dianne’s early career was spent as a human resou...

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How to Spring Clean Your Professional Life

You spring clean your closet every year—but have you ever “spring cleaned” your professional life? As March turns into April, here are our tips to freshen up your work-life (and headspace) ...

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Five Ways to Network Virtually

Has quarantine got you stuck in a networking rut? Are you looking to build your contacts or clients, but unsure of where to start? Here are five ways to network virtually—keeping you connected, eve...

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Resume Best Practices to Set You Apart

The way we work has changed a lot: we network via email, interview via Zoom and work together from afar. But one staple of the workforce seems to be a mainstay: the resume. Typically, the first thing...