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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 2: What will your future needs be?

  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. You can find part 1 here. Part 2 looks at how to understand what your future needs will be: Last week we got the leadership ball rolling […]

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101 ways to recognise your volunteers

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 […]

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National Volunteer Week – a great chance to thank your volunteers

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 […]

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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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Does your organisation have a culture of learning? Five ways to find out

Learning is essential for any NFP organisation to be able to adapt to ever changing conditions and survive. Peter Senge is an expert on building a culture of learning, and says ‘learning organisations’ are those organisations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of […]

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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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