Staffing & Human Resources

Develop a Nonprofit Leadership Transition Plan
August 26, 2022 at 10:46 am

Nonprofit board members are typically not ready to lead the succession planning. With no succession plan in place, there may be a long gap in leadership before another executive is on board. Nonprofits should manage leadership transitions in advance in case there are unexpected departures.

Organizational Culture Is a Verb, Not a Policy
August 17, 2022 at 10:19 am

In newer startup organizations, culture begins to take shape through experiences led by those at the top. The inaugural leader has their own vision and values they bring to the table, which the organization experiences over the long arc of time. Culture doesn’t happen on day five, day 50 or even day 500. 

What Your Peer Organizations Are Doing About Raises
August 10, 2022 at 10:30 am

Knowing what to do about raises is tough. “What if we have a recession?” “But we had a great year.” “But we didn’t address raises last year.” “But our headcount is like a leaky bucket.” So yeah, it’s hard.

So You Want to Be a Director of Development?
July 29, 2022 at 10:05 am

The director of development is the senior fundraising manager at a nonprofit organization. The director, who collaborates closely with the CFO, is responsible for securing nonprofit revenue from individuals, corporations, organizations, associations and foundations through a variety of means. But what does it take to get there?

Overcome Staffing Challenges by Focusing on Your What and How
July 28, 2022 at 10:44 am

Besides fundraising, Nonprofits have other business challenges. Some years, that means accommodating rising expenses while trying to overcome budget shortfalls. This year, according to the 2022 Nonprofit Industry Pulse Survey, many nonprofits named staffing shortages as a top issue — and they’re not alone in this.

Nonprofit Mergers: When Culture Trumps the Contracts
July 22, 2022 at 9:59 am

The number of nonprofits considering a merger increased during the pandemic. The National Council of Nonprofits reported in February that state associations and consultants have received “markedly increased requests” for information about how to dissolve or merge nonprofits.