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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 1: Start at the top

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 […]

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International Keynote Speaker – Dr. Lois Frankel – announced!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Lois Frankel, best selling author, executive coach, and internationally recognised expert in leadership and development of women will be joining the inaugural Not-For-Profit People Conference. Dr. Frankel earned her doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the University of Southern California and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Phillips Graduate […]

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Conference MC – Catherine Deveny – announced!

We’re delighted to announce that the irrepressible writer, comedian, author, social commentator and broadcaster Catherine Deveny will be joining us on August 27-28 as the Not-For-Profit People Conference MC! Catherine is well known for her work as a columnist with The Age and as an ABC regular, and has been named in the Top 100 […]

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4 things every not-for-profit should know about workplace culture

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 […]

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One word that should change how you reward your staff forever

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.

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Nine essential steps for creating a great position description

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 […]

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Not-For-Profit People Conference – 27-28 August 2013

In August 2013 , not-for-profit professionals responsible for human resources, volunteer management and organisational strategy will gather from around Australia for the Not-For-Profit People conference – putting people at the centre of the conversation about strengthening NFP organisations and the NFP sector. Key themes for the conference will include recruitment, managing people well, HR & […]

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