Staffing & Human Resources

People, Premiums and Purpose: Framework for Nonprofits
August 6, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Nonprofit employers are driven by purpose, not earnings. However, they are faced with the same financial obligations as their for-profit counterparts. Attracting and retaining the industry’s top people is expensive in today’s multicultural and multigenerational workforce.

How to Realign With Your Nonprofit’s Core Values
July 24, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Core values are an essential aspect of running a nonprofit organization, because they provide the information that the outside world needs to know about what you stand for in the community. Core values help inform people about how your organization behaves from within and outside of itself.

An Open Letter to the Largest Percentage of the Nonprofit Workforce
July 17, 2019 at 12:57 pm

In 2014, those of you born between 1980 and 2000 became the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, including the social sector—those working in the purpose space either for nonprofit or for-profit organizations. Half of you are already occupying management roles...

5 Reasons Why Remote Team Members Are Good For Your Nonprofit
July 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Finding and recruiting professionals for your nonprofit can be a time-consuming task. You likely have a list of qualifications, expectations and goals, but can be limited to your city when it comes to finding that perfect person...

Respect, Communication and Documentation: What Every Nonprofit Needs
July 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

I think it is safe to assume we all want to be happy in our work and feel like our efforts are valued and appreciated by others. But it isn’t always easy for companies to find the intersection of structure and freedom that allow staff and volunteers to flourish...

Give Internal Candidates a Chance for Promotion
June 14, 2019 at 9:57 am

Several years ago, I worked for an organization as the No. 2 manager. I had an excellent performance record. I was loyal and did everything I could to promote the organization. My boss retired, and the organization decided to spend $60,000 on hiring a national search firm to secure his replacement...

Lead the Modern Nonprofit Workforce By Example
June 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm

It’s no surprise that the best nonprofit employees are the ones who are thoroughly engaged with their organization. But here’s a question: What does it mean to be engaged—or not engaged or disengaged?...

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...