I’m a former journalist that switched to marketing communication and training. After working with several not-for-profits in three European countries, I’m still fascinated by how management practices are handled in this field. For more in depth information on my background, visit adriandobre.com/cv/
The interview revolves around a few main topics: people motivation, learning and development, management strategies, recruitment and allocation. This is the information that provides a basis for the interview. If any other topics will emerge during the research stage, I will communicate them to you before the interview.
As a general answer, we will use English. This is because the final materials are published for an international audience that speaks English as a common language. In the actual conversation, we can use French, Romanian and a bit of Dutch. Why these languages? Because these are the ones I know so far.
The final material is meant for one of the websites I own and administer:
Since the interview is part of a bigger project, excerpts or the full text of the interview might be published in the future in: masters or PhD papers, other educational materials, other websites that have a direct link with the topics of our interview.
This depends on both parties. The quality of the final material interests me far more than to get the job done, so a time commitment from both sides is a matter of common agreement.
The interview will take place on-line since I’m traveling most of the time and will probably not be in the same country as you. There’s also the option of using an instant messenger or Skype. This brings with it several advantages:
- the time constraints are limited since we will exchange e-mails
- you will have time to provide well-thought-out answers rather than top-of-the-head responses
Initially, I will send you a list of questions. We will then start a chain of 3-5 emails that will be the interview.
Through my research and using the network of not-for-profits I’ve worked with. The aim of the interview is to gather information from successful organizations that have diverse management experiences within their teams.
It’s important to understand that this is not a promotional interview. The questions will be chosen by the author based on a preinterview research. Since I don’t have access to all the information about your organization, one way to potentially influence the interview questions is by sending relevant materials that are not available to the general public. These may be annual reports, previous press materials and/ or any other information that might not come up on a web research.