10 Q's with Mariya Yurukova | Nonprofit Recruitment Firm

Staff Profile: Mariya Yurukova

How long have you been with Charity Search Group?

I co-founded CSG in 2020, but have been doing talent recruitment long before that. I have interviewed 1000s of nonprofit professionals. 

What is your favorite part about working at Charity Search Group? 

I love the fact that it gives me an opportunity to impact so many worthy causes. So many of our clients have such compelling missions, it is a great feeling when we can find them the staff that advances their goals. 

What does your job entail?

Everything! Although, I spend most of my time talking to our clients. 

What do you think makes Charity Search Group unique?

We truly are very passionate about the work we do and we are constantly trying to innovate. If fundraising is an art and a science, we have definitely brought this mantra into the recruitment process. 

What’s one thing people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to find out?

I am a huge tennis fan (and I play too)!

How have you been involved in the nonprofit sector in the past?

I have been in the nonprofit sector since 2003! 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to read books and usually have 3 on the go – a good mystery/thriller, a business book (currently reading Profits with Purpose) and an autobiography (Michelle Obama’s Becoming is my favorite) 

What causes are you passionate about?

I strongly believe in the power of education. Causes focused on supporting women and girls and addressing social justice and equity are really important to me. 

What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

I worked with a recruiter early in my career for a job I really wanted but didn’t get. I was really disappointed at the time. Years later I reconnected with that same recruiter and that’s how I got my start in the talent recruitment space. There’s a silver lining in failure/disappointment. 

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Drive, integrity, honesty.

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