Tools & Tips

Professional Development: Why nonprofit organizations must invest in their staff

Written By: Susan Fish
October 31, 2018

Although it is of vital importance in retaining skilled staff, the nonprofit sector struggles to offer professional development.

Professional development on a budget: Key resources so you don't have to break the bank

Written By: Susan Fish
October 31, 2018

Resources to help organizations and individuals access professional development on a budget.

When managers are not comfortable or capable of having career conversations: Seven pitfalls to avoid

Written By: Lisa Taylor
October 31, 2018

In this excerpt from the free e-book, Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities, learn why you must be talking career development with your staff, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Steps to create a psychologically safe workplace

Written By: Bill Howatt and Glyn Jones
October 24, 2018

Creating a psychologically safe workplace takes work and discipline. Get started with these steps.

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Succession planning when there is no one to succeed you with Lianne Picot

Written By: The Good Partnership
September 13, 2018

In the second episode of The Small Nonprofit Podcast, Lianne Picot discusses how to implement succession planning when there is no one to succeed you.

Five things you need to know about harassment investigations

Written By: Randi Chapnik Myers and Dr. Stephanie Bot and Donna Marshall
August 29, 2018

If your organization is faced with a harassment complaint, it is vital that your investigation is done properly.

Taming the negativity factor in relationships

Written By: Bill Howatt
August 16, 2018

Don't get caught in a negativity cycle in your working relationships. These tips will help you turn things around.

Top tips for nonprofits recruiting on campus

Written By: TalentEgg
May 23, 2018

Follow these 5 tips to more effectively recruit students and young people to your organization.

How the heck do you motivate yourself and your employees? Part Two

Written By: Kathy Archer
May 16, 2018

In this follow-up article to part one, Kathy Archer explores how to use the Procrastination Equation to better understand and motivate your staff, using a real world example.

How the heck do you motivate yourself and your employees? Part One

Written By: Kathy Archer
May 9, 2018

Understanding the Procrastination Equation can shed light on how to motivate yourself and your staff.

How to give feedback that engages and motivates

Written By: Anne Comer
February 21, 2018

How to use the CPR method to provide feedback that will engage and motivate your staff and volunteers.

Three steps to support your employees to reach their full potential

Written By: Kathy Archer
January 31, 2018

Are you doing everything you can to inspire your staff to bring their full potential to their work?

A case of the Mondays: How to rekindle motivation at work

Written By: Susan Fish
November 29, 2017

Struggling to find your daily motivation at work? Check out these tips to get back on track.

The overflowing inbox: How to keep email from taking over your work life

Written By: Susan Fish
August 15, 2017

Is email taking over your work life? Find out how to put it in its place with these productivity tips.

How to survive (and thrive!) in the first 100 days of your first nonprofit job

Written By: Susan Fish
July 5, 2017

Starting your first nonprofit job? Both new and veteran nonprofit staff offer tips on how to set yourself up for success.

Plan to boost your confidence

Written By: Kathy Archer
July 5, 2017

Want to improve your confidence? The first step is to get a plan together!

The real cost of employee turnover: How to stop the revolving door

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
June 21, 2017

Is employee turnover a problem at your organization? Read on to find out the hidden costs and what you can do to turn it around.

How nonprofit organizations can make internships successful and meaningful for summer students

Written By: Susan Fish
May 31, 2017

Do you have students working at your organization this summer? Check out these tips on how to make it a successful placement - for your organization AND the students.

How to remove workplace toxins and create a healthy culture at your organization

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 24, 2017

Is your organization in danger of becoming a toxic workplace? Find out how to turn things around in this article.

Talent brand for recruitment

Written By: Casey Miller
April 26, 2017

Your brand as an employer is an important part of the recruitment process.

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