Better Nonprofit Performance Reviews: How To Shake Up the System So It Works for You
At their best, nonprofit performance reviews can align employee skills with your mission, increase employee retention, and create a leadership pipeline. So how can we develop and maintain a performance review system that supports a strong organizational culture—and make sure it’s tailored to our nonprofits?
What Really Motivates Nonprofit Employees? 3 Ways To Show Your Appreciation
It’s pretty easy to tell when workplace motivation begins to wane, but it can be tough to figure out exactly what’s to blame for low employee morale… But it will be a lot easier to isolate the issue if you’ve worked to create a foundation of encouragement and nonprofit employee appreciation for your team.
3 Simple Ways To REALLY Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season
With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, it can feel overwhelming to think about everything you need to get done, both at work and at home. But prioritizing real, long-term self-care means structuring the majority of your days around the things that keep you well and healthy – not the other way around.
The Best Nonprofit Interview Questions for a Perfect Hire Every Time
As the employer, you have a vested interest in getting the interview process right from the start. Especially in a small nonprofit organization, a single employee can impact the dynamics of an entire team. Here's how to make sure you’re asking the best nonprofit interview questions, right from the start.
6 Reasons To Hire a Nonprofit Career Coach
If you’ve begun your own nonprofit or moved into the top leadership role in an already-existing organization, you may find fewer opportunities to learn from someone else day-to-day. The focus of a nonprofit career coach is to help you be more successful – and for that reason, it’s worth considering!
4 Critical Things You Should Never Leave Out of Your Nonprofit Employee Handbook
Employee handbooks are useful for nonprofits because they provide both guidance for decision-making and grounds for policy enforcement, if necessary. Some courts have even ruled that handbooks can act as contracts between employers and employees – but only if they’re thoughtfully and properly compiled.
Pro Tips for Creating a Rock-Solid Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit
Social media can be a great way to stay connected to program participants, donors, and supporters of our organizations – or it can be a minefield of potential disaster. From embarrassing typos and factual errors to bad judgment calls and problematic commenters, the specter of trouble can overwhelm even the most...
How Much Do Nonprofit Employees Make? What To Pay Your First Hire
If you’re thinking about making your first nonprofit hire – congratulations! This is a HUGE milestone for you and your fledgling organization. There are a number of common stumbling blocks when you’re first staffing up. One of them is nonprofit pay – how do you decide what you need to offer for any given position? How