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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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One word that should change how you reward your staff forever

Focusing on meaning could change the way your reward staff at your NFP for the better.

Want to improve how you reward staff at your NFP? Focus on 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

PDs are too often hastily thrown together using out-dated elements from old job descriptions, limited (or too wordy) information about the position’s real responsibilities and uninspiring, cliché-ridden corporate-speak.

By contrast, the perfect position description is neither too descriptive nor too vague, uses clear, simple language and unmistakably represents the ethos of your organisation in such a way that potential candidates feel immediately excited about the prospect of working with you.

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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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