Staffing & Human Resources

NPP Leadership Speaker Profile: Paul D’Alessandro
May 12, 2017 at 10:35 am

Do you want to learn more about engagement and revenue? I think it’s something we’d all like to learn about. I don’t know if there is such a thing as too much engagement or too much revenue. In the nonprofit sector, it’s never enough—especially when you’re going all-in for a cause you care...

Are Nonprofits Hypocritical?
May 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

In every way they can, nonprofits make the "ask." The message is: We help people. We mend the holes in the social safety net. We educate. We feed. We shelter. We care. But do they? Or do they, by the nature of their funding, contribute a bit to the tearing of that net? Nonprofits are notorious for paying low salaries...

5 Red Flags Every Nonprofit Board Member Should Watch For
May 10, 2017 at 10:48 am

Nonprofit board members have a lot on their plate. Some are more educated and prepared to fill the role due to past board experience or an excellent board orientation and an ongoing education and evaluation program...

Whose Job Is it Anyway? How Self-Assessments Can Help Construct, Support a Solid Governing Body
May 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

Nonprofit boards of directors operate on many different levels of sophistication, from a 25-member national board that follows “Robert’s Rules of Order” to the letter at every meeting, to the five-person local board that has never heard of “Robert’s Rules of Order,” and on which the sitting members are all friends with the organization’s founder...

Will a Merger Help Your Nonprofit Grow?
April 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

We see mergers in the business world as a tool to promote efficacy and productivity within the organization, but does this hold same for nonprofits, too? According to the “Chicago Merger Study,” it does! If you think about it, nonprofit organizations work almost the same way as for-profit business do; the difference is that nonprofits are generating funds to go directly to their mission and cause...

For Women, There’s No Place Like Home Nonprofits
April 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

Women are the minority gender in the corporate world still, though in absolute numbers there are many competent and highly successful women. As a percentage these competent, successful women are few, they are often judged harshly...

Legal Potpourri: 6 Questions (and Answers) for Your Nonprofit
March 28, 2017 at 8:29 am

We take a moment to explore the many legal questions nonprofit organizations face on a daily basis. Just as nonprofits themselves are diverse and cover many topics, so too are the legal issues they face—employment law, tax questions and queries straight out of Business Law 101...