Staffing & Human Resources

Which ‘Harry Potter’ Hogwarts House Would Run the Best Nonprofit?
April 14, 2022 at 11:30 am

I realized that each Hogwarts House has admirable traits and that they could be combined to create some truly stellar teams. If we look at the descriptors of each house, we’ll see that the nonprofit arena needs Hufflepuffs as much as it needs Gryffindors. Let’s check out the Nonprofit World Houses.

Is It Possible to Work With an Arrogant Nonprofit Leader?
April 4, 2022 at 10:42 am

Most often, I work with enlightened progressive and donor-centered leaders. And then, occasionally, one shows up that just takes my breath away. That was my experience when I met with one CEO who needed help with his major gift program — at least that is what I thought. 

The Role of DEI in Today’s Nonprofit
April 1, 2022 at 11:19 am

Recently, a master’s level student and her professor at Mindanao State University in the Philippines asked me to lecture their class on nonprofit management principles. Since I enjoy teaching, I loved this class interaction.

Batter Up: Navigating the Nonprofit Talent Journey
March 29, 2022 at 10:29 am

The freshly cut grass glistens in the morning sun, a light coating of dew is on your cleats as you trudge from the dugout to the plate — it’s the top of the first, and you’re ready to hit a home run for your nonprofit. The talent journey begins.

Leading from Experience: Why Diversity Is Critical for Nonprofits
March 22, 2022 at 8:48 am

When I stepped into the leadership role at Chicago Scholars more than a year ago, I began searching for other nonprofit leaders of color so we could share and learn from our common experiences in navigating the nonprofit landscape. I knew I’d have to look far and wide for these peers, as it’s common knowledge in our world that diversity is lagging at the highest levels.

The Great Resignation Hits the C-Suite 
March 16, 2022 at 12:01 pm

The Great Resignation has hit the C-suite — maybe yours. This phenomenon had been slowly percolating for years. Millennials, Gen X and Gen Z put “happy” at the top of their priority lists even before the pandemic. And, let’s be frank, we made fun of them.