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  • Responding to Job Applications

    By The NonProfit Times — December 30, 2012

    With the advent of online job applications, one of the common complaints from job seekers is that the process is essentially a “black hole.” In other words, they feel as if they are sending their information into a void, never to be heard from again. It’s easy to understand why they feel this way, of course. A lot of times, organizations will not even send an e-mail to tell a job candidate they weren’t chosen. This isn’t out of disrespect, as you know as a hiring manager; it’s simply that so many job applications are sent out everyday that it is virtually impossible to respond to each one individually. Thanks to the technology we have at our disposal, however, there are ways to get back to job applicants so that they feel respected.

  • Writing the Perfect Nonprofit Job Description

    By The NonProfit Times — December 29, 2012

    Writing a job description is not as simple as saying what the position entails. While that might be the easy route, the description is going to have to be much more in-depth if your organization wants to attract the top candidates. Along with what the work will entail, the overview of the job should also make clear what qualities the ideal applicant should possess. Writing the perfect nonprofit job description requires a lot of time and effort, but I will help your organization attract candidates who are better suited for the job.

  • Hiring Tips: The Advantage of Multiple Job Interviews

    By The NonProfit Times — December 27, 2012

    It can be successfully argued that the job interview is the most important part in the search for new employees. This is when you, the nonprofit manager, will truly get to know the prospective employee. A job candidate may look flawless based on their resume, but you might find that they are not as great after an interview. While it would be ideal to conduct one interview for every individual, you will find that it is much more beneficial to interview those candidates that are most exceptional a second time.

  • Five Important Hiring Tips

    By The NonProfit Times — December 26, 2012

    Although jobs may be scarce in this economy, this doesn’t mean that job candidates are going to take the first position that is offered to them. This economy could make people more picky than normal. Because times are tough, they are going to not only want a position that pays well, but also one in which they feel comfortable. If you are going to attract the best candidates for your nonprofit job, you would do well to follow these five hiring tips:

  • Seven Ways To Train Staff Online

    By The NonProfit Times — December 22, 2012

    The NonProfit Times is often updated with management tips designed to help nonprofit organizations. These tips cover a wide variety of categories, one of which is human resources. The most recent tip we put up deals with how to train staff online. With most activities being on the Internet these days, this is an important task for all nonprofits to learn. Below is that article in its entirety:

  • Employee Recruitment And Retention Is Not Enough

    By The NonProfit Times — December 20, 2012

    Across the globe, employers are concerned that they are faced with a workforce that is aging and a talent pool that is undereducated, un-or under-motivated and showing shortages in many critical areas.

  • Minimizing Hiring Risks

    By The NonProfit Times — December 15, 2012

    Every potential hire represents a risk to an organization. Even when a job candidate seems rock solid, there’s always a chance it could backfire. The first step to becoming a successful nonprofit is accepting that there is only so much you can do to minimize hiring risks. You can’t go into an interview only thinking about what can go wrong. As long as you practice the following guidelines, you will know that you have done as much as you can as an organization to prevent potential negative hires:

  • Improving Fundraiser Retention

    By The NonProfit Times — December 14, 2012

    It’s increasingly rare these days to find people who are not only successful at fundraising, but also have enthusiasm for it. That’s why, if you hired someone with those traits, it’s so important to do everything in your power to keep them. How do you go about improving fundraiser retention? It’s a difficult task, no doubt, but it can be done.

  • Facts About Fundraising Staff

    By The NonProfit Times — December 10, 2012

    Staff turnover is a fact of life for any nonprofit manager. A very costly fact of life. This is even more of an issue when it comes to fundraising staff. Not only is the work they do very valuable, but finding a replacement can be very difficult and expensive. And to add insult to injury, the time spent finding a replacement can be a prime period for fundraising opportunities. That’s why it’s so important to improve the retention of your fundraisers.

  • Hiring In Today’s Job Market

    By The NonProfit Times — December 5, 2012

    Recruiting the right employees is a tough task in today’s job market. Nonprofits must be diligent in the hiring process if they are to be successful. It all starts with understanding the needs of the organization.


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