We are now faced with dramatic evidence that by not directing attention to mental health, we are unlikely to retain engaged, productive staff teams and volunteers. Here are some things to think about to create a supportive team culture that works to acknowledge the difficult times we are in and honor each of us as human beings with unique experiences.
How do nonprofits decide how much to pay their employees? This question is frequently asked of us, and there is not one clear answer. In fact, Washington Nonprofits has struggled to determine what is fair compensation for our staff. Going into 2021, we decided to do some work to determine if our team was being paid livable and competitive wages. Here are a few of the things we learned.
Your people matter.
So let’s make sure you have the information and tools to protect them and follow the law.
Nonprofit people are all about the work. We roll up our sleeves and do what needs to be done, from moving furniture for events to sitting in old chairs not quite at the right height. We know our people matter—where would we be without our tireless volunteers and dedicated staff! And yet paying close attention to safety and health falls by the wayside because we lack time, money, or technical knowledge to do the right thing.
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