Staffing & Human Resources

Women Nonprofit Leaders Still Make Less Than Men, Survey Finds
September 17, 2015 at 8:47 am

The headline hasn’t changed. Salaries for women continue to lag behind men in comparable positions at nonprofits of all sizes, according to a new report from GuideStar. The gap is most pronounced for women chief executives at groups with budgets of $2.5 million to $5 million, who take home 23 percent less than male peers.…

University May Use Fundraised Money to Save Staff
September 16, 2015 at 9:51 am

Faced with the loss of most of its fundraising staff, University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) is poised to keep these employees by dipping into the money they raise. UNCG officials talked last week with trustees about the possibility of levying a fee on its endowment, a university-wide savings account that provides millions of dollars each…

Charities Hire Criminal Investigators As Pressure Mounts Over Fraud
September 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

Rising mistrust of international charities and a public push for greater transparency on spending in corruption-prone crisis zones are compelling some non-government organizations (NGOs) to hire a new recruit—the criminal investigator. In a bid to prevent as well as report fraudulent activity, Plan International, Oxfam GB, Americares and International Medical Corps are among those to…

12 Steps to Building a Staff Culture of Philanthropy
July 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

We have limited resources in fundraising. A key to success it to have a staff culture of philanthropy where your colleagues across the organization understand the importance of philanthropy and the valuable role that they can play to further the success of your organization...

Moving Past Fear to Improve Decision-Making Processes in Nonprofits
July 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Whether you’re an executive director, board member, funder, staff member or even a volunteer in a nonprofit, chances are you feel frustrated with the inefficiency of your organization’s decision-making processes. It’s not surprising. With the veritable maze of interlocking decisions nonprofits face and the relative lack of clarity about who has power and who makes decisions, the mere act of making a decision can be time-consuming and inefficient...

Why You Should Not Be a Major Gift Officer
June 22, 2015 at 12:41 pm

If any one of these traits are yours, either you need to change something or decide that perhaps you are in the wrong position. Look, we are all on a journey. But why continue on the path that is making you miserable? Doing it just for the money is not fair to you or your organization’s donors.

A Different Kind of Fundraising Gift
June 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

As fundraisers, we’re always thinking about gifts. This one won’t impact your 990, but it could be huge for your fundraising.

Be Replaceable
June 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Transitions—especially positive ones—can be very strong for you as a professional and for your organization.

It's All About Attitude
May 29, 2015

The key to ultimate individual success in any endeavor—whether it is nonprofit in nature or not—is one's attitude. You can have the greatest talent and ability in the universe. If you have a poor outlook and attitude you will ultimately fail.

Why Are We Afraid to Fire People?
May 25, 2015

The primary reason a person does not perform in their job is that the job does not match the person's motivations and abilities. It's that simple. That's why, in my mind and management practice, I have changed the whole meaning of "firing" a person to "transitioning" a person to a place that really works for them.