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  • Nonprofit HR is on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 99 Percent

    Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 Inc. Magazine today revealed that Nonprofit HR is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “In April 2020, Nonprofit HR will celebrate 20 years of serving social-impact organizations, all with strong missions focused on the greater good. This
  • Executive Profile- Meet Arlis Whalum

    Nonprofit HR’s Executive Search team places hundreds of candidates in positions each year. This story features a recent placement who is making incredible impacts in the social sector. Interviewee: Arlis WhalumOrganization: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)Title: Chief Financial Officer In Their Own Words – Executive Search Highlights  Arlis, thank you for speaking with Nonprofit HR today and congratulations on your new position! We wanted to ask you a few questions regarding your new role as Chief Financial Officer at NAACP.  Nonprofit HR: What lead you to a career in the nonprofit sector? What skills do you think you bring to the
  • Nonprofit HR Goes to Columbus!

    By Patty Hampton – One of my favorite events of the year, ASAE’s Annual Meeting, is fast-approaching! Members of our leadership team are gearing up to attend what I know will be a memorable experience. There’s so much to talk about this year as is indicative on the event’s agenda. I encourage you to check it out for yourself, as most of the topics discussed during the Annual Meeting will guide nonprofit-focused conversations for the year, especially regarding talent. You’ll see me and my colleagues, Sidney Abrams and Myra Briggs in the crowd. Be sure to stop by the Nonprofit
  • Talent Profile – Meet Kenneth Bukoski!

    Nonprofit HR’s Talent Acquisition team places hundreds of candidates in positions each year. This story features a recent placement who is making incredible impacts in the social sector. Interviewee: Kenneth Bukoski (KB)Current Organization: CommonwealthCurrent Title: Manager of Operations Hi Kenneth. Thank you for chatting with us today. Before we get started, Nonprofit HR extends many congratulations to you for landing your most recent role! It’s such a big win when we match mission-driven talent like yourself with roles that put their passion and purpose in action. Let’s start at the beginning. What lead you to a career in the nonprofit sector? What skills do you think
  • Red Light, Green Light: Marijuana AND the Workplace

    By Mishka Parkins – Workplace policies regarding marijuana use are no longer black and white. Over the past few years, a growing number of states have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Many employers, on the other hand, have passed on the trend. Medicinal marijuana use is legal in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Legalization of recreational use is also on the rise. Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use. On the federal-level, however, Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug not recognized for medicinal use. This
  • Fire & Ice: Your Organization is Not Immune to Raids

    By Warren White – Dawn Lurie of Seyfarth Shaw wrote this excellent piece on the increase in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections of employers across the country. The piece also included the steps that employers should take to ensure they are prepared in the event they are served with a Notice of Inspection (NOI), which would initiate an I-9 audit.  To offer some context of the scale of the increase, I-9 audits quadrupled in 2018 over the previous fiscal year, meaning audits for nearly 6,000 employers, and more than 20 civil and criminal convictions. I-9 compliance is not
  • 3 Reasons Why Employers Should Strongly Consider Talent with Study Abroad Experience

    By Lindsey Otto – Studying abroad during my college career was non-negotiable. I was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. My parents exposed me to a number of different cultures: we had spent time in Central America and Europe, in countries such as Panama, Switzerland and Italy. So, by the time I enrolled in college, I was eager to learn about the study abroad programs offered at my university. Many of my friends often expressed that studying abroad was too expensive or were unable to commit for one reason or another, but my desire and determination never
  • Eliminating the Need for an Equal Pay Day

    Many recognized Equal Pay Day last April but some believe we may need to observe this symbolic day much later in the year. Just last year, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) published findings from a study asserting that the gender wage gap is much larger than we thought. According to IWPR’s research, women earn 49 cents for every dollar earned by a man, not the 80% ratio most often cited and referenced. Others think that IWPR’s research adds to a cloud of misleading coverage about gender pay equality. Add in the distinct terminology that is used interchangeably—wage vs.
  • Leadership, Retention & Tips for Communicating Sensitive Messages

    Close to a quarter (22%) of nonprofits credit dissatisfaction or disengagement with current leadership as a primary driver of voluntary turnover. This finding, from the 2019 Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices report, is not surprising. We have all dealt with difficult bosses or at least know a person or two that have. Despite the breakdown, many struggle to make the best of a bad situation for the good of their organizations. After all, mission-driven talent is committed to bigger causes and efforts greater than ourselves. We are compelled by missions to which we strive to apply our talents and strengths.  Let’s
  • Millennials in the C-Suite

    By 2020, Millennials are expected to account for 50% of the global workforce and 75% by 2025. Yet millennials, the generation loosely defined as those born between 1980 and 2000, get a bad rap in the workplace. We have all heard many of the stereotypes, ‘they are lazy, entitled, too forward/ambitious for their own good.’ Ready or not, the change is here and a majority millennial workforce will likely spark an evolution of the executive role. Is your organization prepared for the transition?  New values will lead to new structures and new styles of leadership that will transform the way

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