Staffing & Human Resources

4 Steps Nonprofit Leaders Can Take to Tackle Workplace Negativity
July 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Call it gossip, scuttlebutt, tittle-tattle or rumor—workplace negativity is an insidious morale buster that can distract even the most dedicated employees. And nonprofits aren’t immune to it. People are people, even when working for the greater good...

When Should You Hire a MGO?
July 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

You want to develop a major gift program for your nonprofit, but you’re not sure you have enough donors to warrant hiring a major gift officer. Or you are growing your major gift program, and you’re wondering when it makes sense to hire another MGO to add to your team...

How to Use Automation to Keep Nonprofit Employees from Burning Out
June 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

Tedious, unimpactful, busywork is enough to burn anyone out in any industry. Sadly, it comes with the territory for any career, job or project. Sometimes, before you can do the work you love, you have to take care of certain responsibilities, whether we like it or not. In the nonprofit world, that problem is exacerbated. Why?...

Executive Issues: Half-Truths About Talent Management
June 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

In this period of fake news and alternative facts, we might feel a bit weary of hearing a term such as “half-truths.” But there is an anonymous quote that approximates what I mean by a half-truth: “Beware of the half-truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half...

Employees Taking Leave: Third Circuit Adopts New Defense That May Impact Employee FMLA Claims
June 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act provides qualified employees of both nonprofit and for-profit companies up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to deal with a “serious health condition” or to care for certain family members with a “serious health condition.” In most instances during a period of FMLA qualified leave, an employee’s job is protected and their employment cannot be terminated...

Report: 2017 Nonprofit Communication Trends
June 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

It is of utmost importance to implement effective communication in a nonprofit organization. Why? Because effective communication leads to higher team performance, which ultimately leads to more proficiency within the organization...

Wise Use of Social Media: Tips for Nonprofits
May 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Social media can be a great tool to promote social change. Nonprofits are taking advantage of such tools to advance their mission. However, social media can pose some risks if not used properly. You should develop a policy that employees can use when making decisions about posting on social media...

Turnover, Retirements Factor in Big Changes in Nonprofit Compensation
May 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

The median pay for the top paid nonprofit CEOs didn't change much in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. That doesn't mean things stayed the same for individuals. According to an analysis of data collected by Crain, turnover and impending retirements among the top paid nonprofit CEOs were a leading factor…

Does the Nonprofit Industry Have an Employment Problem?
May 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

Doesn’t it feel like the employee turnover rate in the nonprofit sector is unreasonably high? It sure seems that each time I talk to a nonprofit organization, the person who used to be my contact is no longer there. It can be frustrating for volunteers and donors to deal with what feels like a revolving door of staffers...