Staffing & Human Resources

6 Reasons Why Most Major Gift Job Descriptions Don’t Work
February 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

Most major gift officer job descriptions have everything in them, but the kitchen sink. And besides being really irritating, it actually hurts the MGO and what the organization is trying to do in major gifts...

2 Keys to Improving Nonprofit Leadership
January 25, 2018 at 12:11 pm

There are some fantastic leaders in our nonprofit arena—CEOs, chief development officers and beyond. There are also some leaders who are underperforming and too often get passed from organization to organization...

5 Productivity Hacks for Nonprofit Bosses to Beat Burnout
December 18, 2017 at 11:18 am

Most nonprofit leaders and staff are doing a lot to stretch the resources they have. As a nonprofit executive who is passionate about her work, I have at times found myself working around the clock. There’s always so much to do that you can find yourself constantly connected electronically, tired, stressed, over-scheduled and over-committed, trying…

Use Texting to Streamline Your Open-Enrollment Process
November 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

There is a lot of time and money wasted in inefficient processes within a company. The best way to combat poor strategies is by working to streamline the processes and incorporate technology that can offer solutions...

'Turn It Around, or You’re Fired'
November 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Maybe you are a chief development officer who must report to your board that fundraising for the previous year was flat. Or worse, that it was down. Or maybe you’re new to your organization and were brought in to turn around declining revenue...

3 Ways to Engage Your Nonprofit's Employees
November 28, 2017 at 10:25 am

It’s not uncommon nowadays for workers who aren’t up-to-date on the latest technological skills to lose their jobs. A new advancement in technology may improve day-to-day life, but it means some people will suffer professionally...

Are They Coachable?
November 3, 2017 at 8:54 am

Especially if you are looking at a chief development officer position, will the CEO, your peers and the board listen to you? Do they understand that fundraising is an established profession with educational programs, professional associations (that you should be connected with) and an established body of best practices?...

3 Essential Ingredients to Recruit and Retain Top Nonprofit Talent
November 1, 2017 at 10:20 am

Not too long ago, I got into a conversation with an executive director who brought up the survey that was published by Guidestar and Nonprofit HR. He recently graduated with a Master's in organizational development, and he genuinely wanted to see if he could recruit and retain top talent at his nonprofit organization with his newfound knowledge and expertise...

The No. 1 Characteristic Every Nonprofit Leader Needs
October 31, 2017 at 10:39 am

People often say to me, “I really want to start a nonprofit, but I don’t know where to begin.” My first thought is if you have to wonder, then nonprofit work or social entrepreneurship may not be for you. Starting a nonprofit is akin to jumping into a rabbit hole. It is full of complexities…

Are Your Employees Motivated?
October 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

In my experience, if you hire correctly, and orient and train employees the right way, you will have a happier staff. You need to work each day at providing a positive attitude toward each employee. Lead by example and encourage others to lead. Be a servant leader and understand leading begins with good following...