Capacity Building is the process of improving an organization’s ability to effectively deliver its mission, now and in the future. It is a continuous improvement strategy that includes multiple activities, all of which are designed to improve and enhance a nonprofit’s sustainability over time.
Numerous components advance capacity building in a organization, but one of the most critical elements is the ability to hire and retain the right staff. Yet, for many organizations, hiring and retaining staff is a significant challenge.
Since 1996, PNP has shared best hiring practices with its client organizations and, in many cases, provided coaching on basic requirement techniques to facilitate good hires. In addition, we have offered free resources as well.
In 2017, we decided to formally institute a program titled Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Hiring Decisions: A Toolkit for Hiring Managers. This program was created to help nonprofit Executives, HR Professionals, Department Heads, and Hiring Managers develop the competencies and skills required to successfully hire and retain staff, and in-turn, better serve its constituents and community.
Every nonprofit should understand the expectations, goals, guidelines, and processes necessary for successful recruitment and retention. PNP’s Toolkit includes:
PNP provides consulting services when internal expertise is lacking that impacts the ability to hire and retain staff. Capacity Building Consultations can be customized to meet specific needs, including:
Nonprofit Salaries & Staffing Trends
Nonprofit Salaries & Staffing Trends provides organizations with the salaries they must offer to effectively compete for talent in the marketplace and an understanding of trends within the sector. These comprehensive annual reports provide nonprofits and associations with the most up-to-date information available by position and organizational size.
What Makes a ‘Good Job’, Good? reviews what matters most to present and prospective employees of nonprofit organizations. The reports looks at what is considered essential in a job—that is, what factors are not only ranked as important, but without which an employee would not want to accept or stay in a job, and the perceived gaps between what is sought and what is found.
Diversity in staffing is not only the right thing to do, it’s strategically important to your organization’s mission. Recruiting for a Diverse, Multicultural Team introduces nonprofit to 7 steps that your nonprofit can implement immediately to create more equitable workplace hiring practices.