The first step to engaging with this discussion guide is to have a common understanding of the words used and what they mean.

  • Lifecycle: Describes the path and relationship between a worker and the organization they work for. The lifecycle starts before a worker joins your nonprofit and continues after their time of service is complete.
  • Workers: May include paid employees, volunteers, interns, and independent contractors. Each type of worker has a role and legal compliance considerations.
  • Workplace: A place where workers perform tasks, jobs, and projects for an organization. Workplaces may include a central office, remote, or mobile locations.
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