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Finding the silver lining: How to keep moving forward after the loss of a charismatic leader

Written By: Susan Fish
June 4, 2014

When an organization loses a charismatic leader, it doesn't have to lost it's way entirely. Here's how to keep going and be successful during the transition period.

Worth their weight in gold: Ten secrets for keeping your star employees

Written By: Susan Fish
March 26, 2014

Are you doing everything you can to keep your superstar employees on your team? Check out these tips for keeping staff happy and engaged.

A conversation worth continuing: Does the nonprofit sector still have a glass ceiling?

Written By: Jodie Shupac
October 2, 2013

Are Canadian women still challenged by a glass ceiling in the nonprofit sector?

Investing in talent: How and why foundations are supporting professional development

Written By: Susan Fish
September 19, 2013

Foundations are increasingly investing in the professional development of nonprofit professionals.

All about mentoring: Nonprofit mentoring programs are taking off all across the country

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 26, 2013

Nonprofit leaders across the country are recognizing the value of mentoring.

Results from the 2013 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Study are now available

Written By: CharityVillage
May 29, 2013

The only Canadian report to provide a detailed picture of salary and benefits packages exclusively in the nonprofit sector is now fully updated for 2013.

Employee health is organizational wealth

Written By: Sara-Jane Linton
May 22, 2013

Ignoring employee health carries big risks. Find out how to promote healthy practices within your workplace.

How to gain and retain top performers

Written By: Edwin Chan
May 1, 2013

Are you doing everything you can to attract and retain top talent to your organization?

Beyond the dollar: How non-financial incentives help retain staff

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 19, 2013

Creative incentives - like Ice Cream Fridays - can be key in fostering better staff engagement.

Help Wanted. Apply Within: Tips for hiring for difficult-to-fill positions

Written By: Benita Aalto
October 15, 2012

Having trouble filling positions at your nonprofit? It’s not just you: nonprofit hiring is a tough gig.

Human Resources Q&A: Creating a retention strategy

Written By: Kathline Holmes
September 19, 2012

Does your organization struggle with retaining great employees? Consider creating a formal retention strategy.

Results from 2012 Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Study now available

Written By: CharityVillage
July 22, 2012

Findings from CharityVillage’s second annual Canadian Nonprofit Sector Compensation & Benefits Study.

Human Resources Q&A: Why managers should encourage staff to take vacations

Written By: Kathline Holmes
March 12, 2012

Why should managers care whether employees take their vacation time? Isn't it up to the employee to make sure they taking the time they need?

How employee engagement can drive organizational change

Written By: David Venn
February 21, 2012

The ability for employers to motivate, inspire and engage employees is fundamental to the success of any nonprofit — that much is obvious. But how nonprofit employers go about engaging employees to drive organizational change or achieve their mission is far less clear.

Human Resources Q&A: I'm afraid my job is at risk

Written By: Kathline Holmes
December 12, 2011

A reader wonders whether a written analysis of her day-to-day duties as compared with her job description might put her job at risk.

Treat them like professionals and they'll play like professionals

Written By: Tanara Pickard
December 6, 2011

These were Governor General David Johnston's words of advice to the nearly 500 delegates at the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector. This sentiment seemed most appropriate for improving conditions for the attraction and retention of paid staff in the nonprofit sector.

It's a fact: Happy staff are loyal staff

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 29, 2011

When nonprofits and charities consider employee remuneration, limited revenues and smaller operating budgets often hamstring them. This can lead to high employee turnover rates.

Salaries and nonprofits: It should be a living

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 18, 2011

Are nonprofit employees paid too much? Or not enough?

The mentor within: Using a mentoring program to improve retention

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
June 14, 2011

Can a mentorship program help you retain staff? Some organizations say it can.

Keep your eyes on donor engagement but don't forget employee engagement

Written By: Carla Moore
June 14, 2011

This article outlines how important nonprofit employee engagement can be for the bottom line.