Staffing & Human Resources

Make Succession Planning and Staff Development a Priority
May 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Recently I enjoyed lunch with two friends who also happen to be my mentors. One is a former manufacturing operations guru who, for decades, has enjoyed success in human resources. The other is the former CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The focus of the conversation ended up on a vital nonprofit and fundraising topic: succession planning...

Social Service Organizations—Turn Staff Turnover on Its Head
April 30, 2019 at 12:10 pm

The reality we must accept, and not bemoan, is that social service nonprofits cannot compete with for-profit corporate salaries and benefit packages. Social service employers would like to pay employees what they are worth. They would if they could...

Planning a Nonprofit Retreat on a Budget
April 16, 2019 at 10:56 am

It's fair to say employees of nonprofit organizations stretch themselves to the limit more than average, because they believe fiercely in the work they're doing and are striving to make a difference. While the work in a nonprofit organization can be extremely rewarding, everybody deserves to take a break occasionally...

How to Mitigate the Nonprofit Turnover Rate Problem
February 28, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Is your nonprofit having a hard time finding the adequate resources to carry out its mission? The truth of the matter is that a lot of nonprofits struggle with finding enough resources to support all of their incredible, life-changing missions. But what do “resources” refer to, anyway?...

Finding a Needle in a Haystack in a Tight Nonprofit Job Market
February 22, 2019 at 12:55 pm

I have been involved in many nonprofit job searches through the years. At times, I have had many quality candidates for a position. At other times, I couldn’t find a quality candidate for a position. Some searches were relatively fast and others painfully slow...

How to Ensure a Successful New Fundraising Year
January 22, 2019 at 11:51 am

Now that it is January, you may think that it is time to relax a bit after that hectic holiday season. However, now is the time to ensure that you have strong follow-up to your calendar year-end appeal. If you have closed out one fundraising year completely by doing the needed follow-up, you have established a strong base and set your organization up well for success in the upcoming calendar year's fundraising efforts...