Staffing & Human Resources

'Turn It Around, or You’re Fired'
November 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Maybe you are a chief development officer who must report to your board that fundraising for the previous year was flat. Or worse, that it was down. Or maybe you’re new to your organization and were brought in to turn around declining revenue...

3 Ways to Engage Your Nonprofit's Employees
November 28, 2017 at 10:25 am

It’s not uncommon nowadays for workers who aren’t up-to-date on the latest technological skills to lose their jobs. A new advancement in technology may improve day-to-day life, but it means some people will suffer professionally...

Are They Coachable?
November 3, 2017 at 8:54 am

Especially if you are looking at a chief development officer position, will the CEO, your peers and the board listen to you? Do they understand that fundraising is an established profession with educational programs, professional associations (that you should be connected with) and an established body of best practices?...

3 Essential Ingredients to Recruit and Retain Top Nonprofit Talent
November 1, 2017 at 10:20 am

Not too long ago, I got into a conversation with an executive director who brought up the survey that was published by Guidestar and Nonprofit HR. He recently graduated with a Master's in organizational development, and he genuinely wanted to see if he could recruit and retain top talent at his nonprofit organization with his newfound knowledge and expertise...

The No. 1 Characteristic Every Nonprofit Leader Needs
October 31, 2017 at 10:39 am

People often say to me, “I really want to start a nonprofit, but I don’t know where to begin.” My first thought is if you have to wonder, then nonprofit work or social entrepreneurship may not be for you. Starting a nonprofit is akin to jumping into a rabbit hole. It is full of complexities…

Are Your Employees Motivated?
October 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

In my experience, if you hire correctly, and orient and train employees the right way, you will have a happier staff. You need to work each day at providing a positive attitude toward each employee. Lead by example and encourage others to lead. Be a servant leader and understand leading begins with good following...

Are You Prepared for Your Next Interview?
October 6, 2017 at 11:09 am

If you are in the nonprofit career path or considering going into the nonprofit career path, there is one thing you should know: You will have many interviews during your work career. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years that wage and salary workers have been with their current employer was 4.2 years in January 2016...

Nonprofit Wants to Create 130K Jobs for People With Disabilities
September 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

A new effort with the backing of some major names in the advertising industry is launching with an ambitious goal: create 130,000 jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2020. Leaders of several New York advertising agencies are coming together to form the nonprofit Creative Spirit, which will work to grow employment opportunities for those…

Be Prepared for the Inevitable Storms
September 13, 2017 at 11:49 am

This week, I was without power for a while and carefully eyeing some tall pine trees that were swaying way too much for my comfort. Being without power and having meetings cancelled was a minor inconvenience, especially with the widespread loss of property and even life because of storms during this hurricane season...