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Sample Non Profit Management Questions

  • Why do you want to work here?
  • How do you cope with multiple assignments?
  • What experience do you have with deadlines?
  • How do you deal with criticism?
  • How do you deal with a bad supervisor?
  • What was your greatest success/failure? And what did you learn from that experience
  • Describe a situation that didn’t go as you had planned or hoped.  How did you remedy it at the time?  What did you learn from the situation?
  • How would your previous coworkers describe you?
  • How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1-10?  Why?  What do you have to do to move to a higher number?
  • What experience do you have fundraising or grant writing?
  • What can our non-profit do to gain more supporters and reach a wider audience?
  • What experience do you have managing volunteers?
  • How will you manage volunteers successfully who are much older and more experienced than you?
  • Please tell me about a time when you gave money to a nonprofit and loved it?
  • Do you have any satisfying experiences with giving that you would like to share?
  • What experience do you have in dealing with a board and how would you ensure that you have an effective relationship with the board?
  • What do you conceive leadership to be?
  • What is your leadership background in terms of managing successful projects?
  • How would you assess the financial well-being of an organization?
  • What successful strategies have you developed and implemented in the past?
  • What would you do differently for this organization?
  • What important developments are affecting this industry and how can we benefit from this?
  • What type of organizations have you partnered with in your current or former job to advance the mission of the organization you work(ed) in?
  • Tell us about a time when you encountered a problematic situation in your work. How did you manage this?



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