Recognising volunteers in your organisation doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money. There are many ways you can show them you appreciate them without having to spend a cent! To mark National Volunteer Week this week (13-19 May), Volunteering Australia have helpfully put together this AMAZING list of 101 ways you can show […]
Next week (13-19 May) is National Volunteer Week 2013 – Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. And according to Volunteering Victoria, one of their NVW initiatves has “gone viral” in less than a week, with more than 100 leaders of organisations with volunteers signing up to publicly declare thanks for their volunteers. The aim […]
Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations. In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. Part 1 looks at where to start with engaging your current senior leaders: Step back and look at the people who are running your organisation. Look at your […]
Almost 85 percent of Australia’s community sector workforce are women, so when the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) surveys its members, it’s keen to know what motivates women at work. Last year a new section called ‘The Environment’ was added to CPSU’s annual What Women Want survey, to explore how work and home life […]
Back in 2010 the Productivity Commission identified key workforce issues currently facing Not-For-Profit organisations. These included: Difficulties attracting and retaining employees due to low wages High levels of employee turnover within the sector A lack of career paths and training opportunities. The commission also determined that NFPs are attracting more employees than in 2000, with […]
And that word is: Meaning. According to recent research published in the Ivy Business Journal, tangible rewards such as pay raises, bonuses and benefits are not as effective for day-to-day motivation as the psychological rewards employees get from doing work that has meaning. It’s crucial information for resource-strapped not-for-profits aiming to keep staff happy, motivated and rewarded for their work.
Recruiting great staff or volunteers can be a long process, but it almost always starts with creating a position description. For not-for-profit organisations, a position description (PD) is especially important for attracting candidates, since it’s the place to start communicating the unique benefits of working for a NFP – social or environmental impact, flexible work […]