Hiring Tips & Strategies
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.
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.
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.
It’s probably a safe assumption that your nonprofit is looking to find that great employee who will bring their organization to the next level. Too bad everyone else is, too.
How well do you know the jobs at your nonprofit? Even if you think you have it all covered, it’s important to undergo a thorough analysis of the positions at your organization.
Diversity has become the goal at every level of American life. Efforts to promote it have been rightfully applauded. Here’s the real question: Are organizations correctly handling these efforts?
Not all volunteers are created equal. Depending on the need of the nonprofit, the recruiting process can vary. We could spend all day talking about the various types of work you could recruit a volunteer for but for today, let’s focus on special events.
As social media continues to increase in popularity, nonprofits are turning to it for their hiring needs. The ability to reach out to countless users makes it a perfect match for recruitment. If you haven’t yet considered using this medium for your recruiting efforts, it’s time to start brainstorming.
Being a good nonprofit manager means having to deal with a diverse group of employees. It also means having an open mind.
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