Webinars Are a Great Educational Resource
These questions included the following:
- Many interviewees do not show up for interviews—thoughts on improving responses?
- What type of non-monetary incentives should you offer employees to keep them?
- Is being mission-focused the most important prerequisite when talking to a candidate?
- Any thoughts on executive transition?
- Would you recommend periodic “stay” interviews to keep a temperature of employee feelings?
All of us should realize, with an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent, to value every employee in your organization. Sadly, many directors’ tenures are three years or less. That means, if possible, keep a list of potential replacement candidates in your files should openings occur, which will happen. Think about the importance of recruiting and retention in your shop.
Finally, take complete advantage of educational and timely webinars sponsored by NonProfit PRO. These are free and relevant to your job. If you take away one new idea from each webinar, your time was well spent. Have you taken advantage of free NonProfit PRO webinars? If not, plan to sign up for the next one!
Even as a presenter in our recent webinar, I learned something new. I will continue to share both theory and practice with you through my weekly NonProfit PRO blog posts. I hope you enjoy them.
Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis. He also serves as president of Duke Haddad and Associates LLC and is a freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO since 2008.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration plus a dissertation on donor characteristics. He received a master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis on public administration plus a thesis on annual fund analysis. He secured a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) with an emphasis on marketing/management. He has done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
Duke has received the Fundraising Executive of the Year Award, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. He also was given the Outstanding West Virginian Award, Kentucky Colonel Award and Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the governors of West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, respectively, for his many career contributions in the field of philanthropy. He has maintained a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation for three decades.