Giving Compass' Take:

Steven Moore, writing for Forbes, discusses key strategies to help nonprofit organizations find qualified staff that will support their missions in the long-term.

How will these strategies help address nonprofit burnout?

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The lifeblood of any nonprofit is the people who work tirelessly day in and day out to help bring the organization’s mission to life. While media coverage, brochures, videos and social media outreach are all great tools to help tell your story, raise awareness of your mission and invite donations and volunteers, it is the people in your organization who are engaging your constituents, advocating for those you serve and making your machine really “go.”

When we consider the importance a strong staff has on a nonprofit, it is concerning to see such a high turnover rate within our sector. Recent data shows that nonprofit turnover rates are on the rise. Many nonprofit organizations do not have formal recruitment and onboarding strategies in place to find and keep talent.

There are a few key strategies that every organization can use to identify the “right” staff who will support your mission for a very long time:

  1. Be clear on your needs.
  2. Include your staff.
  3. Get to know your applicant beyond their resume.
  4. Fight the urge to settle.

Leadership continuity is critical to the success of any organization, whether that’s a multinational corporation, a college football team or a community-focused nonprofit. By exercising a few best practices in your recruitment process, you can enjoy the fruits of building a long-lasting team for many years to come.

Read the full article about recruiting talent by Steven Moore at Forbes