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More NPO Workers Joining Retirement Plans...

Employee participation in nonprofit 403(b) retirement plans inched upward during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching its highest level since tracking began in 2008, due in part to automatic enrollment, which has increased 50% during the past five years. Overall retirement plan participation rose to 77.2% in 2020, up from 76.6% in 2019 and 72% in 2018. […]

When Chaos Ruled, Best NPOs Kept Staff Working...

It’s not all puppy dogs and ice cream, even at the Best Nonprofits. The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) rarely has any voluntary turnover among its 21 employees. But like at many nonprofits, the pandemic forced difficult decisions at USTA MAS. The Herndon, Va.-based organization laid off about one-third of its staff […]

Endowments Looking At Outsourced Chief Investment Officers...

Search consultants saw a slight year-over-year increase in activity in 2020, according to the inaugural OCIO Search Consultant Survey from SEI, provider of asset management, investment processing, and investment operation solutions. Across 2020 searches, 59% were reported to be for discretionary providers, while 22% were for nondiscretionary providers. After a disruptive year, many institutional investors […]

SkillUp Together Expands Training Programs, Finds New Funders...

The SkillUp Together Fund announced an expansion of its national effort to provide training and job placement support for American workers displaced by the ongoing economic impacts of the recession. During the past six months the fund has awarded $500,000 in grants to people seeking new skills to get in-demand jobs. The SkillUp Together Fund is an initiative of […]

Staff Retention A Major Problem For NPOs...

More than two out of five nonprofits (42%) in a recent survey expect staff turnover to increase from 2020 to 2021, yet the vast majority of organizations do not have a talent retention strategy. The findings are part of the 2021 Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices Survey, a 20-page report from Washington, D.C.-based NonprofitHR. While 28% […]

Giving Levels Steady, But Volunteering Is Off...

The influences that saw growth in donations still exist in 2021, and funders who upped their donations are likely to either further increase their giving or keep it at last year’s levels, according to a survey from donor-advised fund program sponsor Fidelity Charitable. Response to the COVID-19 pandemic drove a plurality of funders to increase […]

Boards Still Lagging In DEI, Survey Shows...

Many organizations have intentions to diversify their boards but most have not had success or have even started trying and nonprofit leadership and upper management remains mostly White, according to a report by a Connecticut foundation. The 13-page report, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Landscape of the Valley, by the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) surveyed […]

Nonprofit Rehiring Gains Continue But Slow...

Nonprofit job growth slowed in August after two strong months of gains, stymied by the Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) but still regaining about two-thirds of the jobs lost in the first three months of the pandemic. Nonprofits gained 42,131 jobs in August, representing a gain of 6.97% of the 607,000 nonprofit jobs still […]

COVID Surges Killing More In-Person Fundraisers...

Late summer and early fall were supposed to be times of reopening, and fundraisers started to plan in-person events. But the Delta variant of the coronavirus proved even more contagious than previous strains, and those live events are starting to be shuttered. In Chattanooga, Tenn., executives at Erlanger Health System canceled the “Believe Bash” fundraiser. […]

Lack Of Resources Most Apparent In Human Capital...

Many nonprofit and public social sector leaders have their hands full meeting the day-to-day demands of their missions. Stepping back might require extra effort, given the scarcity of time and other resources.  That said, the results of taking higher-level looks at internal and external data and using the data to shape messaging and practices, can […]