Staffing & Human Resources

Employee Retention During Low Nonprofit Unemployment—A Mandatory Focus
June 7, 2019 at 10:33 am

When low nonprofit employment occurs, it hurts when employees resign, because it may take longer than usual to fill positions if you are fortunate enough to do so. Many employees use low unemployment as a leverage within their current jobs. Since the cost of replacing employees is very high, employers must brace themselves for the current new reality...

The Importance of Nonprofit Recruiting
May 31, 2019 at 1:24 pm

I have done my fair share of nonprofit recruiting and have hired a number of individuals through my long career. Each search was unique and, at times, tested my patience. Ideally, you want to keep good employees, but cannot always achieve this goal for a variety of reasons...

Collaborative Learning Helps Nonprofits Reach Mission Impact Goals
May 30, 2019 at 11:04 am

There has been a growing trend in our space, and it keeps on growing. With over 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. alone, those who are supporting various nonprofits are demanding more accountability—they want to know how their dollars are being spent and how those dollars are impacting nonprofit missions...

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?...