Staffing & Human Resources
Customer relationship marketing agency Merkle has named Steve LaValle executive vice president of client and advisory services. The move underscores the company's emphasis on a consultative, strategically led approach to helping clients build and sustain profitable customer relationships.
LaValle brings more than 24 years of experience in direct marketing and CRM consulting to his new role. Prior to joining Merkle, he spent eight years with IBM, most recently as Global Leader, Business Analytics and Optimization Strategy Services.
Findings from the 2011 national Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey conducted jointly by Nonprofit HR Solutions and the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research (University of San Diego) indicate that 60 percent of the nonprofit organizations in this years survey plan to hire in 2011 even though nearly one quarter of the organizations in this year’s survey trimmed staff in 2010. Findings also revealed that turnover remains low within nonprofit organizations.
According to a new report released by Commongood Careers and Level Playing Field Institute, nonprofit employees perceive that their employers value building diverse and inclusive organizations. However, their employers are doing little to back up that claim.
The report, titled The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace, is the culmination of a nationwide survey of over 1,600 nonprofit professionals.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has named veteran fundraiser Angela Meyers as RNC Finance Director. Meyers will serve as RNC Finance Director effective Monday, April 17. She joins the RNC from the Republican Governors Association (RGA) where she served as Finance Director since 2009, and was a member of the RGA Finance team since 2005.
Former Ohio Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut has landed at a Boston-based nonprofit organization that helps struggling high school students and working adults.
Jobs for the Future on Monday said Fingerhut was hired as a senior fellow, advising on higher education policies and practices.
Fingerhut in February made plans to resign Sunday after four years as chancellor of the state Board of Regents and leader of the University System of Ohio. He was replaced by former state Attorney General Jim Petro.
Pursuant Ketchum, a full-service fundraising and communications consulting firm, recently announced that Gary Cole was named senior vice president of health care. Cole has more than 20 years of experience in professional fundraising for health-care, higher education and independent schools. He will further expand Pursuant's services into the healthcare market, including medical centers, cancer centers, community hospitals and specialty healthcare facilities, and will provide key counsel on client development campaigns.
Because it costs more to raise philanthropic money during a recession, nonprofit hospitals and other institutions who are willing to invest in fundraising personnel and emphasize major gifts and planned giving in their well-rounded programs will weather the current fiscal crisis in America, according to a “State of Philanthropic Health Care Address” released by William C. McGinly, Ph.D., CAE, president and chief executive officer, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
The competition for foundation grants is greater than ever with charitable service demand at an all-time high. So to ensure your organization is in position to grab the attention of grantmakers, make sure you're set up with the pre-grantseeking needs foundations look for.
A suburban Philadelphia philanthropist who believes charity is a powerful incentive thinks he can help get Americans back to work one donation at a time.
Gene Epstein, 71, is promoting a $250,000 effort called Hire Just One, with plans to make $1,000 donations to charity in the name of businesses that hire an unemployed person and keep the worker on the payroll for at least six months.