Staffing & Human Resources

Nonprofit Characteristics Foundations Seek Before Making Grants
November 30, 2010

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.

Pa. philanthropist hopes to help jobless crisis by giving $1K for each unemployed worker hired
October 19, 2010

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.

October 11, 2010

The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) today announced the election of new officers and 11 new members to its Board of Trustees for 2010-2011. The terms commenced earlier today at DMEF’s Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California.

The DMEF Board of Trustees elected Richard Hochhauser, former president and chief executive officer, Harte-Hanks, Inc., as chairman. A marketing veteran, Hochhauser retired from Harte-Hanks in 2008, after 33 years of service.

Blackbaud Announces Brad Holman as President of its International Business Unit
September 21, 2010

Blackbaud announced that it has hired Brad Holman as president of its International Business Unit. Based in Sydney, he will lead Blackbaud’s international operations including Blackbaud’s England, Hong Kong, Australia, and Netherlands offices, as well as all international business development activities.

Nonprofits Adding Jobs While Businesses Lose Them, Study Finds
September 7, 2010

Nonprofit groups added jobs during the recession, according to an analysis of government data from 21 states by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies.

Nonprofit employment in those states grew by an average of 2.5 percent a year from the second quarter of 2007 to the second quarter of 2009, the study found. By contrast, for-profit employers in the same 21 states shed jobs by an average of 3.3 percent a year.

Encore Fellowships Help Execs Switch to Nonprofit Work
June 25, 2010

Trading a corporate job for a position in the nonprofit world often takes more effort than  submitting a resume to your favorite charity. Philanthropic institutions operate in an entirely different universe, one with its own culture, vocabulary, tax codes and challenges. Goodbye, stockholders. Hello, benefactors. The lure is strong for boomers like John Armstrong (shown on the left), who wanted to spend his work days making not just an income, but also a difference.

Opportunity Knocks Releases 2010 Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Report in Time for Budgeting
November 6, 2009

Atlanta, Ga., November 6, 2009 — Just in time for end-of-year budgeting, nonprofit employers can find salary and benefits information to make solid HR decisions for their organizations with the Opportunity Knocks 2010 Nonprofit Wage and Benefits Report. In a market where every penny has to be spent carefully and bring maximum value, nonprofits can’t afford not to know whether what they’re offering is both competitive and buys the most their money can.