The Nonprofit HR Blog

  • 2019 Fall Virtual Learning Series

      Register Now for the Fall Virtual Learning Series!  Ditch the travel, hotels and lost days from the office by joining Nonprofit HR virtually for three webinars. Register now for our Fall Virtual Learning Series and take away tools you can immediately use to meet your nonprofit’s talent management objectives without the hassles. We are pleased to offer HR practitioners like you this unique opportunity to expand your professional skills with access to continuous education. The series, at no cost to you, will help you keep up to date on HR best practices and current trends as well as help
  • 2020 Changes to the FLSA Could Impact Your Nonprofit’s Bottom Line: Are You Ready?

    Recently enacted regulation may increase nonprofits costs to do business starting 2020   The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) established a federal minimum wage and overtime benefit for the first time in 1938, lifting millions out of poverty. In 2016 the Obama Administration proposed doubling the overtime salary threshold to $47,476. Following court battles and a new administration, a new overtime salary threshold of $35,568 was approved to take effect January 1, 2020. This new threshold means that anyone earning less than $35,568 will be classified as non-exempt and eligible to be paid overtime.  This threshold has been at $23,660
  • 7 Stay Interview Questions to ask your C-suite Executives

    The news of a C-suite executive’s pending departure can shock an organization and its entire stakeholder community. If an executive is considering leaving, it’s often already too late for intervention. The key to any effective retention strategy is proactivity. The only way to know if your executives plan to stay, is to ask. Nonprofit HR’s 2019 Talent Retention Practices Survey found that only 30% of organizations use the stay interview while the great majority, 88%, stand by exit interviews. These percentages are even lower for C-suite executives, as many simply don’t know where to begin the conversation. Stay interviews are
  • 6 Ways to Rock Your Open Enrollment Season

    It’s that time of year again – open enrollment season. Many organizations use November 1-30 as their annual opportunity for employees to select, make changes to, or terminate their insurance and benefits coverages. The success of your open enrollment season will be determined by your team’s level of readiness to share information and answer key questions. These quick tips will increase the quality of your open enrollment program, and it will increase satisfaction rates as employees experience a smooth process. Offer a pre-open enrollment benefits review: How many of your employees complain about being over-insured or under-insured? From deductibles and
  • Candidate Placement Highlight – In Her Own Words

    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. Jeanette Whitman-Lee Current Organization: National Association of Social Workers Current Title: Director of HR Nonprofit HR: What lead you to a career in the nonprofit sector? What skills do you think you bring to the sector? Whitman-Lee: What led me to the nonprofit sector was really looking for a mission-oriented organization and one where I felt that I could contribute more directly to the mission. I have a lot of skill sets that were honed over time in
  • Generation Z: How the “Digital-Natives” will Impact the Workplace

    Now that millennials are entering the C-suite, it is time to learn a little bit more about the emerging professionals that will eventually take their place. Pew Research Center defines Generation Z, or the Post-Millenials, as those born between 1997 and 2012. They are in many ways a natural successor to the previous generation, concerned with equality, connection, and the latest “big thing.” However, my fully-digital generation is looking to blaze trails of their own. Gen Zers are coming of age with an innate aptitude for competition not only as a result of the pressures of social media but also
  • Executive Placement Spotlight – In Her Own Words

    Nonprofit HR’s Executive Search team places dozens of candidates in positions each year. This story features a recent placement who is making incredible impacts in the social sector. Krystal Ramseur Current Organization: National Council of Negro Women Current Title: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) See recent news story on Krystal Ramseur’s new role at NCNW Nonprofit HR: What led you to a career in the nonprofit sector? What skills do you think you bring to the sector? Ramseur: I have always wanted to be in the nonprofit sector. My background is in History & Political Science and I’ve always volunteered at camps and schools. When I graduated college,
  • View from the E-Suite: An Event Recap

    View from the E-Suite: An Event Recap  When was the last time you scheduled an entire day to invest in yourself? If the answer escapes your mind, I encourage you to do what over one hundred professionals did last week. They cleared an entire day, cashed in on their mounting reserve of unused leave, and prioritized themselves by attending the Women’s Professional Empowerment Symposium at the Silver Spring Civic Center. I was proud to be among the group (patting myself on the back) as it was a valuable investment!  Nonprofit HR had the opportunity to partner with Erica M. Roberts,
  • Women’s Equality Day – 2019

    Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today, people across the nation are celebrating Women’s Equality Day. According to the National Women’s History Alliance, Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits state and governments from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. The 19th amendment was first introduced in 1878 and was ratified in 1920 ending decades-long protests. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. Equality is core to Nonprofit HR’s values and founding principles. As a woman-owned firm, Nonprofit HR’s senior leadership
  • 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

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