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Human capital. It’s the foundation of every nonprofit, the driving force behind every great program or service your nonprofit seeks to offer. The recruitment, selection and retention process (for staff and volunteers) requires a significant amount of due diligence.
Job descriptions and regular evaluations are a must have for every position (from cleaning crew to board member), as are policies about whistle blowing, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and termination.
The board of directors hires, sets the goals for and evaluates the executive director or CEO of the organization. All other staff members are the responsibility of ED/CEO. Board – staff relations are therefore an interesting dynamic.
Be sure to check out the staffing section of our Resource page for sample HR policies.