Staffing & Human Resources

Finding a Needle in a Haystack in a Tight Nonprofit Job Market
February 22, 2019 at 12:55 pm

I have been involved in many nonprofit job searches through the years. At times, I have had many quality candidates for a position. At other times, I couldn’t find a quality candidate for a position. Some searches were relatively fast and others painfully slow...

How to Ensure a Successful New Fundraising Year
January 22, 2019 at 11:51 am

Now that it is January, you may think that it is time to relax a bit after that hectic holiday season. However, now is the time to ensure that you have strong follow-up to your calendar year-end appeal. If you have closed out one fundraising year completely by doing the needed follow-up, you have established a strong base and set your organization up well for success in the upcoming calendar year's fundraising efforts...

Hiring Criteria: 8 Considerations When Choosing a Nonprofit to Work For
January 7, 2019 at 12:12 pm

You can get the right person in the wrong organization, and it will be a disaster for the person. Or the wrong person can get into the right organization, and that would be a problem for the organization. The hiring criteria series addresses this latter point—getting the right person for the organization...

How to Get the Most Out of Working in a Nonprofit
September 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

A recent opinion piece by Frank Bruni in The New York Times, "How to Get the Most Out of College," really resonated with me. And not just because I have a stepdaughter—just packed off to her brand new dorm room, filled with a mixture of trepidation and exhilaration...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 57: Let's Talk Competitive Employee Compensation
September 7, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: importance of nonprofit branding, value in competitive employee compensation and planning your major gift caseload...

If Nonprofits Can Pay More, Why Don’t They?
September 6, 2018 at 11:20 am

If nonprofit organizations have such tremendous responsibility and represent a large employment sector, doesn’t it make sense for them to operate in a way that enables them to recruit and retain the best talent available? I believe the missions they deliver are worth it...

The Importance of a Nonprofit Staff Retreat
August 24, 2018 at 1:23 pm

I have tried to build a culture of respect, professionalism and dedication that focuses on teamwork. While no organization is perfect, I feel my organization seeks to support our employees to the best of our ability. That idea certainly goes into my concept of a nonprofit staff retreat...

Achieving Donor Impact Begins With Internal Nonprofit Collaboration
August 1, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Nonprofit organizations face a handful of challenges on the daily basis. In this incredible nonprofit space, organizations are constantly striving to achieve ultimate donor impact on communities; but are organizational silos increasingly affecting how much impact a nonprofit can make on its community?...