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Seven ways to break down workplace silos

Written By: Sondi Bruner
November 5, 2012

Does your organization suffer from silos?

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.

Nonprofit Career Week: CharityVillage LIVE Conversations

Written By: CharityVillage
September 27, 2012

Missed the CharityVillage LIVE Conversations during Nonprofit Career Week? Check out these replays for resume and interview tips!

Human Resources Q&A: Improving customer service

Written By: Kathline Holmes
August 22, 2012

Simple tips to improve the customer service experience at your organization.

Getting in the door: The nonprofit dilemma

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 12, 2012

Finding a nonprofit job can sometimes seem like a difficult task.

It takes a Village: Using the CharityVillage community in your job search

Written By: Marina Dawson
June 25, 2012

Find job search success with these online networking tips.

Career Q&A: Handling hugging in the office

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
June 20, 2012

Is it appropriate to hug your co-workers?

Career Q&A: Creating an online profile

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
May 23, 2012

Use your online profile strategically in your job search.

Human Resources Q&A: What managers and supervisors need to know about HR

Written By: Kathline Holmes
May 16, 2012

Do your managers and supervisors have a basic understanding of HR principles? Here's what they should know.

Practical advice for student practicums

Written By: Jodie Shupac
May 7, 2012

For many nonprofits, taking on a university practicum student is a regular occurrence. And while having an extra pair of hands can be, for a commonly understaffed and resource-strapped sector, a boon to an organization, the experience of supervising can come with its own set of stresses.

Dealing with death in the workplace

Written By: Laurie M. Martin
April 25, 2012

It’s a topic that people don’t often feel comfortable bringing up – especially at work. How prepared are you and your nonprofit to deal with the loss of a colleague?

Time is on your side: Time management for the busy nonprofit professional

Written By: Susan Fish
April 23, 2012

How effective are you at managing your time at work? Are you easily distracted by the ping of a new email or a notification on Facebook? Are you prone to interruption at the office? Do you find any excuse not to sit down in front of your computer to draft that grant report? Perhaps you should take a few minutes and read this story before another email hits your inbox.

Human Resources Q&A: Reducing conflict between staff and volunteers

Written By: Kathline Holmes
April 10, 2012

Are you finding it difficult to create harmonious relationships between your staff and volunteers? Follow these tips to help everyone successfully work together.

Take this job – and love it

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
March 15, 2012

No matter how you approach it, starting a new job can be daunting. Learn from other nonprofit professionals how to make the most of your new role.

Career Q&A: How to work a room

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
February 20, 2012

Do you find yourself tongue-tied and shy at networking events? Our Career Q&A columnist Mitchell Stephenson shows you how to work a room like a star.

Hiring outside the baby boom box

Written By: Deborah Legrove
January 9, 2012

Even in today's tight and competitive labour market — where the candidate holds many of the cards — nonprofits still present an appealing option to those seeking meaningful participation in the workforce. But with baby boomers retiring, it's time to think outside the baby boom box to meet the hiring challenge before us.

Human Resources Q&A: Use active listening techniques to strengthen relationships

Written By: Kathline Holmes
January 9, 2012

This article explores the concept of active listening and how you can apply it in your day-to-day working relationships.

Who me? A bully?

Written By: Susan Fish
December 15, 2011

Are you a "tell it like it is" guy? Are you a "get the job done" gal? Or, are you a bully? Most office bullies are completely unaware that their behaviour is being perceived as bullying.

Attracting the best and brightest: Five strategies for nonprofits

Written By: Deborah Legrove
December 12, 2011

Nonprofits that have a plan to attract, develop and retain top talent will see a dramatic boost in organizational performance. In fact, this is the key challenge facing any nonprofit manager: strengthen your organization's talent pool dramatically to meet current and future demands...or wither, become irrelevant, cease to be a player.

How to effectively manage conflict

Written By: Jack Shand
December 5, 2011

Conflict can play out with co-workers, in boardrooms, among volunteers, at annual meetings with members, and in working relationships with stakeholders. So how should a nonprofit leader best deal with conflict in the organization? These tips can be used when conflict arises.

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