A Great Place to Work

We don’t often get the opportunity to look at our nonprofit and think, “We have something in common with the White House!”  So, exactly what do the White House and nonprofits have in common?  Turnover.

HR professionals all agree that turnover is costly.  According to the Center for American Progress, for jobs that pay less than $50,000 a year—sadly, way too many jobs in the nonprofit sector, and 75% of the American workforce—it costs 20% of a position’s annual salary to fill those vacancies.   For positions Read more

Which kind of board is yours?

Here’s a new contest for you:  what board does the most and worst damage?  The contestants are Rip Van Winkle, Eager Beaver, Ostrich, the Monkey threesome, and Elpis, the Goddess of Hope.  The competition is tough, the outcome up for grabs.  Only one fact is known for sure:  all do damage.  Unknown is the extent of that damage.

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Recent events, some public, some not, have me, once again, wringing my hands over the lack of performance of nonprofit boards.  Take Sweet Briar College Read more