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Does Your Nonprofit Need a Human Resources Manager?

Resource-strapped nonprofits are often reluctant to add a position that does not generate revenue or interact with clients. But the right human resources manager can help your nonprofit reduce risk and increase productivity and satisfaction.

Volunteers: A Risk Worth Taking — If You Manage Them Properly

Nonprofits rely on volunteers. Here's some tools and resources your nonprofit can adopt to help you effectively and safely manage your volunteer programs.

Nonprofits Face Uncertainty with New CA Regulations for Background Checks

Recent changes to state privacy laws in California raise many questions and uncertainties for nonprofits' hiring and background check processes.

Status Update on Federal COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandates

Updates to court cases revolving around COVID-19 testing and vaccine mandates as of January 7, 2022, and steps to prepare.

Accommodating Job Candidates with Disabilities

A well-qualified applicant applies for a job at a nonprofit and lands an in-person interview. The applicant explains that their service dog will accompany them. The hiring manager is left with questions: Does the manager have to agree? Does this entail agreeing to permit the service dog in the workplace if the applicant is hired? […]

What’s Wrong with Hiring a Family Member to Work Under the Supervision of Another Family Member?

To answer that question, let’s take an example: A social service nonprofit has a very talented manager who has been with the nonprofit for several years. The manager supervises approximately 10 staff members, most of whom have at least three years of experience in this field and a master’s degree in social work. The number […]

An Inclusive Workplace is an Accessible Workplace

If you want to overwhelm a nonprofit manager, tell them an employee has requested an accommodation for a disability, and ask them to find out the organization’s obligations. When managers face trying to navigate a confusing web of laws, a common result is to just reject the employee’s request. Nonprofits may have the best of […]

Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment Through Leadership

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): “Harassment in the workplace will not stop on its own — it’s on all of us to be part of the fight to stop workplace harassment. We cannot be complacent bystanders and expect our workplace cultures to change themselves.” This truth cannot be overstated.  For 30 years, […]

Terminating Employment

While all employers must proceed with caution when deciding to end their relationship with an employee, managers at nonprofits often feel they are subject to additional scrutiny than a for-profit business.

Granting Employees Time Off to Vote

Social distancing and COVID-19 will have an impact on the polls. What do nonprofit employers need to know about time off for voting?

Expanding the California Family Rights Act Effective January 2021

The signing of SB 1383 results in changes to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) affecting nonprofit employees.

FLSA Overtime Exempt Salary Minimum Increases on January 1, 2020

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act, do it's updated rules apply to your nonprofit and should you act because of this change?