Staffing & Human Resources

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?...

Nonprofit Office Moves: How It Impacts Your Staff
June 1, 2018 at 12:17 pm

I was at a church meeting recently when the topic of nonprofit office moves came up. One individual said he had been moved at least six times during his career in the same city. In fact, every person in the room had been affected by at least one nonprofit office move during their career...

Why You Should Treat Your Nonprofit Team Like Donors
May 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Not too long ago, one of my managers came into the office to speak to me about a team member. The team member was a valued employee and wanted to discuss opportunities for advancement...

5 Critical Steps for Nonprofits Facing a #MeToo Incident
March 27, 2018 at 12:09 pm

The #MeToo movement has spread like wildfire, highlighting systemic issues of sexism and harassment across nearly every major industry. Unfortunately, nonprofits are not immune to the impact of this powerful campaign—even people who work for an organization dedicated to social good can exhibit abhorrent behavior in the workplace. If accusations of harassment or abuse come…

Is Your Nonprofit an Excellent Place to Work?
March 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm

How often do you think about your current job and look back on your nonprofit organizational stops? I suggest you do an analysis on this area, especially if you have many jobs ahead of you. If you spend at least a third of each day at work, I assume you would like to enjoy the daily experience...

Anatomy of a Great Major Gift Job Description
March 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

Today, I want to get positive and practical, and talk about the anatomy of a great major gift job description. You may find these suggestions simple—and that’s fine. One thing for sure, they are not simplistic; a good job description is complex and serious, but that does not mean it needs to be long and detailed...

6 Reasons Why Most Major Gift Job Descriptions Don’t Work
February 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

Most major gift officer job descriptions have everything in them, but the kitchen sink. And besides being really irritating, it actually hurts the MGO and what the organization is trying to do in major gifts...