Nearly eight percent of employees in Washington work in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit, for-profit, and government agencies alike are subject to employer compliance requirements and administrative needs that align with their stage of organizational development. Nonprofit leaders and workers are usually focused on serving their communities, not on compliance and administrative requirements related to operating a small business. Limitations on time, funding, and technical knowledge make it challenging to navigate and follow employer laws, rules, and regulations.
People matter and your nonprofit workers are your most valuable asset. Workers in Nonprofits pulls together information customized to nonprofits to help employers navigate the lifecycle of their workers. There are many components to employer compliance and no one way to support your workers. This resource provides tools you can use throughout a worker’s journey with your nonprofit.
What We Cover in Workers in Nonprofits
Start the Workers in Nonprofits Course to work through the material in interactive lessons including videos, activities, and more.
Start by learning about the nonprofit worker lifecycle, including who is involved and why it is important to your organization
Make sure your organizational needs, worker opportunities, and your employer philosophy are aligned
Attract & Recruit
Find talented workers that are right for your nonprofit
Hire & Onboard
Set your workers up for success
Develop & Adapt
Create an environment for workers to do their best work
Work to make departures more positive for both the worker and nonprofit
Check out these documents and templates to deepen your learning and help put what you learned into practice.
Workers in Nonprofits Guide
Overtime Salary Threshold Tool
Sample Whistleblower Policy
Sample Anti-Discrimination Policy
Sample At-Will Policy
Sample Confidentiality Agreement
Safety & Health in Nonprofits
Introduction to Employment Standards
English and Spanish versions available.
Voices from the Field: Navigating Current Human Resources Challenges
Washington Cares Fund
What Nonprofits Need to Know about the EPOA in Wage Transparency & Job Postings
Recursos para su organización sin fines de lucro con L&I
This information is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or technical advice. If you are unsure about anything covered in Workers in Nonprofits, we suggest that you contact the appropriate agency or seek professional advice.