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Koya Leadership Partners Adds Mission-Driven Recruiting Specialist

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The Expanding CEO Role in Talent Acquisition

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Association Strategies Lands CEO for the American Society of Appraisers

As the economy continues to strengthen, hiring in the non-profit sector has been gaining momentum. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. The non-profit sector has also become a hot area for corporate executives looking to switch careers. According to executive recruiters, business managers and executives are turning to the non-profit

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