Staffing & Human Resources

Why You Should Treat Your Nonprofit Team Like Donors
May 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Not too long ago, one of my managers came into the office to speak to me about a team member. The team member was a valued employee and wanted to discuss opportunities for advancement...

5 Critical Steps for Nonprofits Facing a #MeToo Incident
March 27, 2018 at 12:09 pm

The #MeToo movement has spread like wildfire, highlighting systemic issues of sexism and harassment across nearly every major industry. Unfortunately, nonprofits are not immune to the impact of this powerful campaign—even people who work for an organization dedicated to social good can exhibit abhorrent behavior in the workplace. If accusations of harassment or abuse come…

Is Your Nonprofit an Excellent Place to Work?
March 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm

How often do you think about your current job and look back on your nonprofit organizational stops? I suggest you do an analysis on this area, especially if you have many jobs ahead of you. If you spend at least a third of each day at work, I assume you would like to enjoy the daily experience...

Anatomy of a Great Major Gift Job Description
March 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

Today, I want to get positive and practical, and talk about the anatomy of a great major gift job description. You may find these suggestions simple—and that’s fine. One thing for sure, they are not simplistic; a good job description is complex and serious, but that does not mean it needs to be long and detailed...

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...