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It Is Time Not Treasure For Young Americans...

Younger socially-conscious individuals are increasingly offering their time to causes they care about, according to Influencing Young America to Act, a report from Cause and Social Influence. While 39% provided their contact information via a petition on a cause or organization’s website, and 28% signed a petition shared on social media, 22% offered professional services […]

Nonprofit Jobs Jump, But Health Care In Reverse...

Nonprofit job growth saw double-digit expansion across every field but health care, gaining more than 8% overall from May to June. The sector gained more than 60,000 of the estimated 745,000 jobs still lost as of May, according to data from the Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS) at Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. Bureau […]

Half Of Harassed Fundraisers Don’t Report Anti-DEI Behavior...

More than one-third — 34% — of fundraising professionals said that they experienced discrimination or bias from their co-workers and that during the past year, 25% said that they were harassed or were the victim of micro-aggressions from their employers’ donors, potential donors, or volunteers. That’s some of the data from a new study by […]

Employer Altruism Might Backfire If Employees Don’t Buy It...

Some employers hold that socially responsible actions, such as charitable donations made on behalf of their staff, spur their employees to work harder, or at least hold their employer in higher regard. At very least, employers believe making a donation on behalf of employees does no harm. Results of a research experiment showed such incentives […]

The Plan To Replace Board Members...

Your nonprofit board needs some new blood or maybe there are some board members retiring in the near future. Where do you find their replacements? “The first step is to consider to whom your organization needs to be connected,” according to James Mueller, a former nonprofit executive and founder of James Mueller & Associates in […]

UK Charities Rebound, But Leaders Remain Wary...

Post-pandemic consumer confidence in the United Kingdom is ticking up, but leaders at UK charities still anticipate a long recovery road. Even with charity shops — thrift stores that benefit UK nonprofits — reopening, fundraising drops, the effects of reduced staffing and program cutbacks are still being felt.  The overall financial picture is a mixed […]

Only 10% Of NPOs Will Require COVID Vaccinations...

Few nonprofits will require employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations to return to a physical workplace, according to a recent survey, with one in seven organizations saying they plan to return all employees to the workplace.  The results are part of the Nonprofit Return To Workplace 2021 Pulse Survey, a 12-page report from Nonprofit HR, a […]

Ousting Board Members Via Term Limits...

Term limits are one way that nonprofit boards can address ineffective or difficult board members. While they’re not the perfect solution in every case and might create their own issues, the benefits of term limits far outweigh the challenges, according to James Mueller, author of the new book, “Onboarding Champions: The seven recruiting principles of […]

Nonprofit Jobs Up, But Slowed...

Nonprofits have recovered roughly half of the jobs lost since the start of the pandemic 11 months ago even with healthcare and education losing jobs. But just like the overall national numbers, nonprofit job growth slowed down in April after a major rebound in March, including declines in education and health care. Overall private job […]

Performance Evaluations Shouldn’t Be Uncomfortable...

Performance evaluations for employees can be a pretty uncomfortable task, especially if the evaluation is unfavorable. A lot of managers would rather avoid them altogether but that’s not an option. Luckily, there are ways to make these meetings less tense for both sides. According to Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem in “The Big Book of […]