“One thing we’re big on here is data analytics,” said Eric Dill, senior vice president, human resources, at American Arbitration Association (AAA). Just don’t call it “Moneyball” for nonprofits.
“We may have great ideas but we need to sell that to a wide group of individuals,” he said. Senior executives and leadership have a global view while finance executives focus on whether it demonstrates actual cost savings. “They can analyze data all they want; it’s the actionable side of it,” Dill said.
The New York City-based nonprofit focused on alternative dispute resolution was among a number of organizations that secured a spot in the 2019 Best Nonprofits To Work For in its first year of participation in the 11th annual national study. AAA ranked No. 49 overall and fifth among large organizations (250 employees or more).
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Mary Pittman has been chief executive officer (CEO) at Public Health Institute for about 11 years — precisely the average tenure for chief executives among large organizations recognized in the 2019 Best Nonprofits To Work For.
Nonprofit work isn’t for the faint of heart. It isn’t for the glory or remuneration that allows you to retire early. So, you need a pretty good sense of humor.
Managers at the Travis Manion Foundation had some trial and error when staffing the organization. In one case a new employee lasted less than one week.