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10 Reasons For A Gift-Acceptance Policy...

A board-adopted gift acceptance policy is one of the most important aspects of any major gifts program, according to Laura Fredricks, author of “The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for any Purpose.” Regardless of the size of your organization, Fredericks insists that a gift acceptance policy is a must. “It never ceases […]

Irregular Staff Pulse Easy To Palpate When It’s Health And Well-Being...

It can be the little things that add up to become one of the Best Nonprofits To Work For at the small organizations in this year’s study. The United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM) has a policy that employees get their birthday as a day off to celebrate and have fun. “It’s nothing huge but […]

Benefits, Activities Help Retain Staff, Lure New Employees To Large NPOs...

There are many ways an employee can be healthy. At the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in New York City, financial wellness is as important as physical wellness. President & CEO India Johnson said that she is doing her best to make sure employees are “in shape.” “Most Americans [don’t] have $400 for an emergency,” Johnson […]

3 Parts Of COVID-19 Communication...

Clear, strategic communication has always been the magic ingredient that promotes strong program implementation, good working relationships, and effective nonprofit management. But when a crisis crashes in and disrupts any notion of business-as-usual, the imperative for communication escalates at the same trajectory as the disruption. “Don’t go quiet with panic or let the huge details […]

Flexibility Keys Productive Staff, No Punching In At The Best NPOs...

As president and CEO of Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Midlands, Nichole Turgeon conducts exit interviews with employees when they leave the organization. But she also does a “stay interview” with each of her approximately 33 staff. Feedback from employees is consistent: if they were to leave, they would most miss their co-workers, […]

Webinar: COVID-19 & Nonprofit Response...

Nonprofit leaders are scrambling to keep services operational, not just open, during this worldwide pandemic. The NonProfit Times has assembled health professionals, fundraising experts and risk management authorities to provide guidance during a one-hour webinar. This free webinar is a public service presentation by The NonProfit Times and Gallagher for nonprofit managers to tap expertise […]

The 11 Steps In A Reference Check...

When it comes to checking the references of a job applicant, a thorough job can help prevent a lot of problems down the line. With that in mind, anyone who is doing the checking wants to ask good questions. According to Melanie Lockwood Herman, executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, said prospective employers […]

CEO Employment Contracts...

How to protect the rights of both sides Hiring a new chief executive officer (CEO) is one of the most significant undertakings in the lifecycle of a nonprofit, with far-reaching consequences for both the organization and the new chief executive. The employment contract between them is a critical document for both sides. In principle, the […]

Nonprofit Staff Are Getting Performance Incentives...

HR managers focusing on staff retention as pool of workers tightens Nonprofit executives might have been a bit tentative about leaving their jobs or retiring in the wake of the Great Recession a decade ago. Their retirement plans and stock portfolios were decimated. They were probably faced with difficult organizational decisions about staffing and cutting […]

Active Shooter, On-The-Job Attacks Jump At Nonprofits...

Jonathan Arnburg was in his suburban Chicago home playing with one of his kids on the afternoon of Nov. 19, 2018. He had knocked off work a little early that day, after spending long days the previous six months for his new job as director of public safety and emergency management at Mercy Hospital and […]