The people who work at your nonprofit are some of the most important stakeholders for your organization and can make your organization a success or failure. Use these resources from IdeaEncore and 4Good (which power ConnectVA’s KnowledgeCenter) to help foster positivity and dedication at work!
One of the first steps that your nonprofit needs to take to ensure great staff performance is to have great policies and procedures. Nonprofit Management Services’ The Four Hour Personnel Management Assessment will help make sure that your policies meet legal requirements and fall in line with best practices.
Once you have consistent and practical personnel policies in place, start thinking long-term about your team. Keep dedicated and talented employees by making sure they have development opportunities. Olive Grove Consulting’s article, How Leaders Can Address Staff Development Challenges, offers advice geared towards the time and budget constraints faced by many nonprofits.
This advice isn’t just for the Human Resources or Executive Director at your organization. Anyone at any level can strengthen your organization through its employees. Check out Trista Harris & Co’s Leading Without Authority for tips on making a difference, even if you don’t have the word “director” in your title.
Check out these inexpensive and easy-to-use strategies from Guided Insight’s 8 (Practically) Free Gifts Your Team Will Love – Year-Round or these great ways for staff to celebrate each other’s accomplishments from Development Consulting Solutions “Kudos” for a Colleague Employee Recognition Form.
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