Nonprofit organizations are resource constrained, as we all well know. According to a 15-question survey Convio conducted between September 2008 and October 2008 of 60 nonprofits, the most common response regarding their organization's top barrier to success was insufficient staff.
Staffing & Human Resources
WASHINGTON, DC and WILLIAMSBURG, VA, September 29, 2009 — The proportion of women heading nonprofits grew only 1 percent between FY 2006 and FY 2007, the 2009 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report shows.
MINNEAPOLIS, September 28, 2009 — AchieveMpls announced today that Catherine Jordan, the first president and CEO of AchieveMpls, the nonprofit Local Education Fund dedicated to supporting Minneapolis Public School students as they succeed in school and become productive members of society, will be leaving the organization to join the Bush Foundation. She will join the Foundation's Leadership and Community Engagement Team starting in November, 2009.
BOWIE, MD, September 15, 2009 — CDR Fundraising Group today announced the hiring of Jo Black Sullivan as their new senior director of integrated marketing and manager of direct response television(DRTV). In this newly-created position, Sullivan will focus on the strategic expansion of CDR’s services. Sullivan comes to CDR Fundraising Group from a decade-long tenure at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), where she most recently served as executive vice president of external affairs.
August 11, 2009, The Kansas City Star — Nonprofit Connect (formerly the Council on Philanthropy) has launched a job club designed to connect job hunters to the nonprofit community.
July 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Nearly half of nonprofit organizations (47.5 percent) have laid off staff members to cut costs as donations dwindle, according to a survey by Campbell & Company, a group that consults with charities.
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., July 21, 2009 — A "leadership deficit" in the nonprofit sector, projected at 101,000 open positions needing to be filled during 2009, makes attracting and retaining top talent a top priority, even in these economically challenging times. A new study from The NonProfit Times and Bluewater Nonprofit Solutions provides nonprofit decision makers the comprehensive salary and benefit information they need to successfully compete for qualified leaders from both inside and outside the nonprofit sector.
June 6, 2009 — In its "Employee Engagement Survey,” the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Research Foundation teamed with Buck Consultants, an ACS company, to determine how organizations are communicating with employees to keep them engaged and productive. The survey includes responses from nearly 1,500 participants representing a broad industry and geographic base. The survey results are being released today at the annual IABC World Conference in San Francisco.
June 7, 2009, Times Herald-Record — To most people, the terms "nonprofit" or "not-for-profit" imply a bare-bones operation. There are hundreds of them around here: a couple of paid staffers and a bunch of volunteers working out of a cheaply rented storefront on a shoestring budget, trying to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless or give inner-city kids an alternative to hanging out on the streets.