Staffing & Human Resources

U.S. Nonprofit Sector Ready To Hire, Survey Says
April 18, 2011

Findings from the 2011 national Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey conducted jointly by Nonprofit HR Solutions and the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research (University of San Diego) indicate that 60 percent of the nonprofit organizations in this years survey plan to hire in 2011 even though nearly one quarter of the organizations in this year’s survey trimmed staff in 2010. Findings also revealed that turnover remains low within nonprofit organizations.

Report: Diversity, Inclusiveness at Nonprofits Is Perception, Not Reality
April 14, 2011

According to a new report released by Commongood Careers and Level Playing Field Institute, nonprofit employees perceive that their employers value building diverse and inclusive organizations. However, their employers are doing little to back up that claim.

The report, titled The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace, is the culmination of a nationwide survey of over 1,600 nonprofit professionals.

Fingerhut takes fellow post at Jobs for the Future nonprofit
March 15, 2011

Former Ohio Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut has landed at a Boston-based nonprofit organization that helps struggling high school students and working adults.

Jobs for the Future on Monday said Fingerhut was hired as a senior fellow, advising on higher education policies and practices.

Fingerhut in February made plans to resign Sunday after four years as chancellor of the state Board of Regents and leader of the University System of Ohio. He was replaced by former state Attorney General Jim Petro.

Pursuant Ketchum Names Gary Cole Senior Vice President
March 11, 2011

Pursuant Ketchum, a full-service fundraising and communications consulting firm, recently announced that Gary Cole was named senior vice president of health care. Cole has more than 20 years of experience in professional fundraising for health-care, higher education and independent schools. He will further expand Pursuant's services into the healthcare market, including medical centers, cancer centers, community hospitals and specialty healthcare facilities, and will provide key counsel on client development campaigns.

Focus on Your People, People!
March 1, 2011

Technology is great, but it takes human beings to make the most of it. Ask these questions to make your fundraising efforts successful this year and beyond.

2011 Philanthropic Fundraising Keyed to Effective Business Principles: AHP Says
January 3, 2011

Because it costs more to raise philanthropic money during a recession, nonprofit hospitals and other institutions who are willing to invest in fundraising personnel and emphasize major gifts and planned giving in their well-rounded programs will weather the current fiscal crisis in America, according to a “State of Philanthropic Health Care Address” released by William C. McGinly, Ph.D., CAE, president and chief executive officer, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

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.