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Human Resources: Staff Qualities And Social Work...

Maximizing the talent and potential of staff to ensure success of an organization’s mission is of course essential. With this in mind, it is important to remember both that nonprofits differ in their approach to social change and that individuals differ in their strengths and interests. In their book, “From the Ground Up,” Carol Chetkovich […]

Employee Strife Continues At DoSomething...

Almost half of the employees at DoSomething.org walked out this morning demanding that CEO Aria Finger resign. The work stoppage comes weeks after the board of directors reinstated her subsequent to an investigation into allegations against executive leadership about work culture and abusive treatment. A message to DoSomething.org’s press team was not returned by posting. […]

Robots Can’t replace (Most) Nonprofit Staff...

Technology is replacing real jobs and will continue to do so at a record pace over the next couple of decades. We’re accustomed to seeing this kind of thing in certain industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and banking. But now, according to Professor Edward D. Hess, technology will be coming for white collar jobs, too. […]

Pandemic Spreads Volunteering, Study Shows...

Coronavirus and social justice have contributed to what appears to be a boost in volunteering in recent months. New data from LinkedIn shows that its members in the United States added more than 110,000 volunteer activities to their profiles each month, more than twice the rate in 2017. Volunteering for humanitarian and health causes surged […]

NOW Adds To Sector’s Rapid CEO Departures...

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the latest nonprofit where leadership apparently is facing allegations of racist behavior and a toxic work environment. Toni Van Pelt cited health concerns in an email to staff as the reason she would be stepping down, effective Aug. 28. But, racism allegations first arose after a report by […]

Nonprofit Managers Must Support Staff Members’ Careers...

Staying ahead of the game is essential for maximizing one’s potential for success in any career. There are a number of methods those in the nonprofit sector should keep in mind to achieve a successful and rewarding career: Change jobs once in a while. You’ll keep yourself fresh, as well as change your perspective. Network. […]

Recruiting Young, Diverse Boards A Challenge...

Nonprofit leaders acknowledge the need to diversify organizational boards of directors and advisors. The impulse goes beyond issues of justice and fairness — although these are factors — to those of organization strength: diverse leadership enables nonprofits to consider a wider range of factors and reach broader audiences. While 95 percent of nonprofits are actively […]

Peace, Not War In The Office...

People whose personality or management styles are polar opposites can find common ground and manage to co-exist, maybe even thrive, that’s if anyone ever gets back to the office. In her book “The Genius of Opposites,” Jennifer B. Kahnweiler suggests dealing with friction caused by introvert-extrovert opposites by focusing on outcomes and seeing the genius […]

Best NonProfit Workplaces Were Already Remote...

Everyone and their brother, or sister, now works from home out of necessity because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The best nonprofits to work for seemed to have been ahead of the curve and innovative before it was fashionable, or in some cases, necessary. Many of the organizations recognized in the 2020 Best Nonprofits To Work […]

The CEO Successor Pinch...

Many nonprofits in the United States are in or are about to be in a CEO successor pinch. This pinch is structural, has multiple causes, and will affect the nonprofit sector in multiple ways for the next several years.  The way this structural squeeze at the CEO level gets resolved will be determined by the […]