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Why Executive Directors Need L&D to Execute a Smooth Succession
Learn about what makes a good talent management strategy and how investing in learning and development helps organizations fill their leadership pipeline.
Performance Appraisals Are Broken — Here’s How Managers Can Fix the Process
Neither supervisors nor employees think that the current process for performance appraisals is working. In this article, our author uses her experience as a trainer and coach with more than 2,000 managers, direct service staff, board members, and other volunteers to present a 6-pointed, human-centered approach that supervisors can use to fix the performance appraisal process.
Re-evaluating the Great Resignation
To understand how resignation trends impacted nonprofits, sector leaders must look below the headline figures to understand employee motivations.
Working Through Grief: How to Build a Supportive Workplace
It can be difficult to know how to support employees who are grieving or experiencing grief as the result of a loved one dying. Done insensitively and without forethought and training, managers and colleagues can come across as uncaring and even complicit in a conspiracy of silence that deprives people of the support that work can offer in times of mourning.
Ask Rita: I’ve Never Fired Anyone Before — and Now I Have To!
In this edition of Blue Avocado’s Ask Rita column, we answer a reader’s question about how to handle termination of employment at their nonprofit properly and with due regard for all concerned.
Using the Sensory Funnel to Improve Nonprofit Efficacy and Productivity
Have you ever been too tired to function or experienced the sensation of being hangry? When our basic needs are unmet, we cannot perform at our best. This is also true of our nonprofits, and without the right tools and understanding, the problem can go undiagnosed and unresolved. Understanding the sensory funnel can help nonprofits better take care of their employees and volunteers.
Ask Rita: What to Do When the FMLA Replacement Is A Better Performer
What happens if an employee who is filling in for another employee out on FMLA turns out to be better in the position? What are our options?
7 Ideas for Pushing Your Board Forward in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Practical ideas on how to get on board with DEIB for your nonprofit and stay committed to ongoing honest assessments and effective action.
Ten Ways to Improve Equity & Increase the Effectiveness of Your Hiring Process
How resource-strapped nonprofits can set themselves apart from countless other companies trying to hire from the same applicant pool.
7 Guiding Principles for a JDEI Policy That Isn’t Just Hot Air. Plus, a Free Sample Policy!
For those who have spent the better part of their careers working on equity issues, recent events have been wrenching–and cause for hope: the Black Lives Matter movement is finally entering the mainstream. But just like those obligatory corporate envir …