Human Resources

Youth Employment

Youth Employment

As the school year is coming to a close, more youth under the age of 18 will be looking for a summer job or volunteer opportunity. Working and volunteering provide valuable experience for young ...
Prioritizing Mental Health and Wellness for Nonprofit Staff and Volunteers

Prioritizing Mental Health and Wellness for Nonprofit Staff and Volunteers

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.
Health Insurance Options for Small Nonprofits

Health Insurance Options for Small Nonprofits

Q: We have fewer than 5 employees. How can we provide health insurance benefits for them? A: Many of us have health on our minds. The health insurance market is confusing, so I asked three ...
Are You Ready for 2022 Minimum Wage Changes?

Are You Ready for 2022 Minimum Wage Changes?

As you prepare your nonprofit’s 2022 budget, have you ensured that all your employees meet the minimum hourly wage as well as the minimum salary threshold for any overtime exempt employees? In ...
Return to Work?

Return to Work?

We know that reopening is on your mind, and we want to continue to provide useful resources to guide your decisions. In June we hosted a Return to Work webinar and wrote a Washington State ...
Free Coaching for Executive Directors

Free Coaching for Executive Directors

The Community Consulting Project (CCP) is accepting clients for executive coaching services. The coaches are all experienced practitioners who can help you navigate and lead through ...
How Do We Recruit More Diverse Candidates?

How Do We Recruit More Diverse Candidates?

Q: We have a unique job posting and are looking to broaden our reach. Any insights or recommendations for outlets to post to would be greatly appreciated. A: Washington Nonprofits recently ...
Adventures in Compensation

Adventures in Compensation

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.
Sample Forms for Volunteers and Clients during COVID-19

Sample Forms for Volunteers and Clients during COVID-19

Many nonprofits are continuing to operate and provide vital services in their communities during the COVID crisis. Here are sample liability waivers that can be used with volunteers and ...
Hot off the Presses: Safety and Health in Nonprofits Toolkit

Hot off the Presses: Safety and Health in Nonprofits Toolkit

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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