Advisory on Overtime Rules

We would like to share an action alert from the National Council of Nonprofits’ recent newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter by visiting their home page and scrolling down to the bottom to enter your email address. Nonprofits need to speak up to help ensure that any future overtime regulations from the Labor Department reflect […]

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Avoiding Nonprofit Employee Burnout

Burnout is a serious problem for nonprofits. It overwhelms passionate and dedicated staff, decreasing their effectiveness and often pushing them to leave positions prematurely. A recent study by Nonprofit HR concluded that nonprofits need to develop stronger strategies to minimize burnout and the turnover that comes with it and ensuring staff retention. Defining Burnout Burnout is […]

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Keep Your Vital Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to the ability of nonprofits to execute their mission. While volunteer recruitment is often the top priority it is equally important to focus on volunteer retention. Here are some volunteer management best practices from ESC consultant Terry Hamacher’s workshop, the People Factor, focusing on best practices for volunteer retention. Orientation is a […]

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Assessing Your Burnout Risk Factors

Employee burnout is one of the greatest risks posed to a nonprofit’s success. ESC consultant Sue Ogle teaches leaders to assess the following factors when reviewing their organization’s risks: Workload When assessing employee workload, nonprofit leaders should reflect on influences that may make the employees they manage unable to perform to their highest capacity. First, […]

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Hiring nonprofit employees: Creating a competency-based interviewing process

  All nonprofits go through the employee and volunteer hiring process, but has your organization formerly focused on competency-based interviewing? Read on for an overview of how this tactic can improve the caliber and longevity of new hires in any field. What is competency? Competency is an underlying characteristic of an employee (for example, a […]

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