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A Quick Guide to Hiring and Interviewing (part 1 of 2)

November 16, 2022 Human Resources
Most leaders will agree that the engines moving them forward are their people. So, making smart hiring decisions is critical. Although all businesses have recruitment challenges (especially in the current turnover environment), nonprofits often have unique staffing issues that make it more difficult for them to find and retain exceptional talent.

5 Key Reasons and Strategies for Hiring a Fundraising Consultant

September 23, 2022 Fundraising & Development
Nonprofits are resourceful, but sometimes having an extra hand with more in-depth expertise can help you work out kinks in your organization’s strategy. Just as you invest in your organization by training your board and acquiring great employees, hiring a fundraising consultant is an incredible way to invest in your nonprofit’s success.

Your Guide to QuickBooks

July 24, 2013
Make financial management easier at your nonprofit. Whether you're a new user or looking to learn more about QuickBooks, find out what the popular accounting software can do for you at this workshop designed for nonprofits.

Goodbye to Google Checkout

June 26, 2013
Late last month, Google announced that they will be ending their Google Checkout online payment service. But here are some alternative solutions to consider in the ever-changing technology landscape.

How will healthcare reform affect you?

June 18, 2013
Get the latest news about the healthcare reform regulations from a comprehensive group of experts at our July 25 workshop. Plus learn about your responsibilities to educate employees and how the state exchange is going to work.

Connect and Recharge

May 30, 2013
Want an easy way to connect with your fellow leaders and share ideas and insights? Don't miss out on this ED Forum's fantastic lineup of facilitators and topics.

Interviewing to Hire the Best

May 16, 2013
Nonprofits spend most of their budget on staff, so how can you find the employee who has the skills needed, the passion for your mission, and the fit for your particular culture? Join us June 18 for an interactive workshop to improve your interviewing skills.

Ready to boost your fundraising capacity?

May 14, 2013
Catalyst helps you improve the internal systems and culture that lead to fundraising success and align the board and staff around fundraising goals. After sessions in Thurston and Snohomish Counties, the program is coming to King County this summer.

Sustainable Leadership Series

April 30, 2013
Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory consultant Amy Erickson wraps up her series on sustainable leadership with some tips on how to structure your day to incorporate time for mindfulness and increase your productivity and self-awareness.

Q&A from Our Google Apps Brown Bag

April 24, 2013
Our HandsOn Tech team recently led a Brown Bag on Google for Nonprofits. Here are our answers from the questions raised by our audience.