Fundraiser Fail: What to do when your new fundraiser isn’t living up to expectations

It was like it was a deep dark secret that no one wanted to talk about. Finally, we found a staffer at a nonprofit who emphasized that everything he/she said had to be highly anonymous. This person admitted, “I like...

Discipline and Dismissal: Making the best of a difficult situation (recorded webinar)

Original broadcast date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Summary: We appreciate our employees and volunteers and we value their contribution to our organization. But sometimes, the fit between organization and employee or volunteer just isn’t there and changes need to be...

The painful days of discipline are over: Creating a culture of positive discipline

Want to learn more about the discipline and dismissal process and how to foster a culture of positive discipline at your organization? We partnered with the author for a free webinar - watch the recording here. Your palms are sweaty...

Human Resources Q&A: Termination – Plan for it! (Part 3 of 3)

The first part in this series brings attention to three key elements of the termination event, while the second part brings attention to the need to give thoughtful consideration to three preparatory elements. I’m taking this opportunity to again reiterate...

Human Resources Q&A: Termination – Plan for it!

Editor's Note: We've had several readers ask recently about termination: when it is appropriate, how to plan for it, how to handle it with the utmost compassion, etc. As such, Veronica will be addressing the issue in a new three-part...

Human Resources Q&A: Dismissing an employee

I have been in management roles for years, however I have never gotten used to letting someone go. It is always a difficult task for me. I will be faced with this task again in the next few months; do...

Governance Q&A: Termination clauses in job offer letters

How ethical is it for a nonprofit health care agency to force employees to sign job offer letters saying they agree to let the organization terminate them for any reason and without cause, both during probation and after probation? A...

Governance Q&A: The underperforming virtual employee

When I took a new executive director job, I inherited an employee who maintains our online presence, part-time, and has done so for many years. She works virtually (from hundreds of miles away), has no phone and doesn’t answer my...

The ins and outs of wrongful dismissal for charities and nonprofits

Introduction The dismissal of an employee is never an easy or pleasant task. However, in these difficult economic times, the dismissal of an employee may be necessary to maintain the economic viability of your organization. The purpose of this Charity...

Governance Q&A: Removing board members

Is it appropriate for the board of directors to get rid of the president without coming to the members first? We held an annual general meeting to dissolve that board, and as a result the bank will not recognize the...
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