Most NFP board members know that their most important responsibility is to make sure their not-for-profit’s leader has the support and tools they need to make the organisation thrive. Despite this, almost half of all surveyed NFP CEOs saying that they didn’t get a proper onboarding when they started their jobs.
But given that NFP boards are made up of volunteers it’s understandable that many organisations struggle in this area. So here are five recommendations to give a new leader the best start at possible at your NFP.
Numerous academic studies have shown that creating a good foundation in the first weeks and months of a new employee’s job is a powerful element in retaining your people for the long term.
So whatever the state of your organisation’s current onboarding processes, if you’d like to step it up, here are 5 ideas to get your onboarding right.
Attracting people to work in regional areas will likely always be a challenge. So, what can NFP organisations do to make relocation more appealing to star candidates?
Dr Kylie Bourne and Dr Kim Houghton from the Regional Australia Institute know what it takes to attract people to regional areas. In this post, share their key insights on this tricky issue.
Holding on to volunteers in any organisation can be really hard work. In fact, there’s a chance that the person charged with looking after volunteers in your organisation may be a volunteer themselves!
With so many competing priorities and distractions in people’s lives, if you want to make sure your volunteers stick around you’re going to need a clear plan to keep them motivated.