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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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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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