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Playdates & discussion groups: Creating safe spaces for nonprofit professionals to tackle challenging issues

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 15, 2015

Working in the nonprofit sector is rewarding but can bring a unique set of challenges. We profile two Canadian initiatives attempting to meet these challenges head on.

Getting it right the first time: Avoiding the 'poor fit' hire

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 1, 2015

Don't get stuck with a new hire that is the wrong fit for your office. Check out these tips from the experts on how to hire the right person, right from the start.

The solo employee: How to succeed when your nonprofit staff consists of just you

Written By: Susan Fish
March 11, 2015

Are you the only employee at your nonprofit? If so, you're likely facing unique challenges and working conditions.

Find ease in times of crazy busy with brain-friendly habits

Written By: Eileen Chadnick
February 25, 2015

Ever feel like life is a blur? Try these tips to work well and find ease in times of crazy busy.

Career Q&A: Passed over for a promotion

Written By: Nancy Ingram
November 12, 2014

Not sure how you can stay with an organization after being passed over for a promotion? Our Career Q&A columnist has some advice.

How to hire for cultural fit at your nonprofit organization

Written By: Susan Fish
October 8, 2014

These best practices (and things to avoid) will help you hire not just for solid qualifications but also good cultural fit.

Microaggressions: Trendy buzz-word or something to think about?

Written By: Thamina Jaferi
October 8, 2014

Find out how microaggressions could be hurting your staff and volunteers, and ultimately, your entire organization.

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

Written By: CharityVillage
September 25, 2014

Join presenter Denise Lloyd from EngagedHR as she shows you how to work through the discipline process.

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

Written By: Denise Lloyd
September 17, 2014

Does the thought of holding a discipline or dismissal meeting with an employee or volunteer make you break out into a cold sweat? Check out these tips on how to proactively create a culture of positive discipline at your organization.

No hierarchy of human rights: Are religious accommodation requests really given a “free hand”?

Written By: Thamina Jaferi
August 27, 2014

Addressing competing human rights requires careful analysis and a good understanding of human rights law.

Strategic onboarding delivers engagement, retention, results

Written By: Deborah Legrove
August 6, 2014

Make sure your onboarding process for new staff is done right with these tips that take you right through the first year.

Internships done right: A winning approach for both nonprofits and students

Written By: Susan Fish
July 30, 2014

Is it possible to have a win-win internship situation for both nonprofits and students? Our experts say yes - with the right approach.

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.

Human Resources Q&A: What I do on social media is not my employer’s business!

Written By: CharityVillage
May 21, 2014

If your organization has social media accounts, a social media policy is a must.

Bias-Free Hiring: Interview questions not to ask

Written By: Tana Turner
May 21, 2014

Make your interviews bias free by understanding what interview questions should be avoided.

Addressing bias in nonprofit organizations and charities

Written By: Tana Turner
April 16, 2014

In a keynote address for the Workplace Inclusion Conference, Tim Wise identified three myths that are getting in the way of employment equity.

Career Q&A: Dealing with mental health issues in the workplace

Written By: Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin
April 9, 2014

Our Career Q&A columnists outline what you need to know about managing performance issues when mental illness may be a factor.

Diversity 2020: 12 upcoming equity, diversity and inclusion trends and issues (Part 2)

Written By: Tana Turner
March 26, 2014

What equity, diversity and inclusion trends will we see heading into 2020?

Diversity 2020: 12 upcoming equity, diversity and inclusion trends and issues (Part 1)

Written By: Tana Turner
March 12, 2014

What equity, diversity and inclusion trends will we see heading into 2020?

Succession Planning: How a little planning can give your nonprofit a better chance to survive and thrive

Written By: Brock Smith
February 26, 2014

Has your nonprofit avoided putting together a succession plan? That's a risky move, say the experts. Find out how to put a plan in place without breaking the bank.

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