Staffing & Human Resources

Be Prepared for the Inevitable Storms
September 13, 2017 at 11:49 am

This week, I was without power for a while and carefully eyeing some tall pine trees that were swaying way too much for my comfort. Being without power and having meetings cancelled was a minor inconvenience, especially with the widespread loss of property and even life because of storms during this hurricane season...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 16: 3 Tips for Effective Multi-Dimensional Segmentation
September 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: Nonprofit HR's newly released report on nonprofit talent and culture practices; three tips for effective multi-dimensional segmentation; and Social Solutions' new report on what funders are looking for in nonprofit organizations...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 15: Here's Why You Need to Take Advantage of Google Ad Grants
September 1, 2017 at 10:27 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: Kayla Matthews shows you how to use Google Ad Grants, Gary Wohlfeill dives into social fundraising and Jason Lewis discusses employee vs. employee job expectations...

What to Think About Before You Take that Job …
August 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

Lest we assign blame to organizational leaders, we must understand that fundraisers are often quick to sign on with new employers who reveal all the signs of unreasonable expectations. Most fundraising professionals I know want to be admired for their abilities to turn things around and make things happen...

Beware of the ‘Cult of Personality’
August 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

The term “cult of personality” tends to conjure dramatic images of political or religious leaders influencing the masses. It seems grandiose and powerful. Cult of personality has varied definitions, but they all basically boil down to this: The situation that arises when an individual person gains intense loyalty from a group of people from the sheer force of his or her personality...

How Nonprofit Organizations Can Help Solve the Talent Pipeline
August 8, 2017 at 10:46 am

According to Forrester Research, 7 percent of U.S. jobs will be eliminated by automation by 2025. Retail, restaurant and customer service areas are expected to be especially hard-hit as self-checking kiosks and AI chatbots become more prevalent. This wave of automation will inevitably sweep away many low-skill positions typically held by those with only a…

How to Improve the Volunteer Experience
August 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

It’s no secret that volunteers are one of the most important components to the success of your nonprofit and its ability to achieve goals. If volunteers engage in a positive experience with your nonprofit organization, they can fill multiple opportunities of need and take part in your fundraising campaigns. The truth of the matter is that providing an outstanding experience for your volunteers starts from the first communication you have with them...

Volunteer Handbooks: Essential Tools for Volunteer Development
August 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

A cursory search on the Internet for “volunteer handbooks” produces disappointing results. Most examples are no more than a couple of pages stapled together, highlighting dress codes, attendance policies and general volunteering expectations...

Avoid Managing (or Being) This Type of MGO
July 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

We’ve been working with major gift officers for quite a long time. I think Richard and I, along with our associates, have seen just about every type of personality, work ethic and passion, or lack of, in the MGOs we have managed...

Looking for Another Development Position?
July 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm

I recently responded to my third recruiter’s plea (in a week) for interest in a chief development officer position. They wanted to know if I was interested in a great, next job opportunity. If not, could I recommend anyone to them...