As #Snowpocalypse2019 taught us, all nonprofits should have an emergency plan that guides your organization through a two-week snowstorm, a shutdown of your building, or an earthquake.
Washington Nonprofits just released a report outlining how organizations will be affected by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries’ proposed overtime rule changes.
Unsure what to focus on in 2019? Take our free Five Elements of a Healthy Nonprofit Self-Assessment survey to find out!
Starting in 2020, Washington will be the fifth state to require employers to provide paid family and medical leave (PFML) benefits.
Working on your 2019 budget? Consider the benefits of outsourcing important back office functions to 501 Commons!
All teams will experience breakdowns in their effectiveness. These can be more easily and quickly resolved if you do some important work in advance. Building trust and establishing clear norms and expectations can reduce conflicts and increase accountability to organizational goals.
For 40 years, Vietnamese Friendship Association has proudly served the Vietnamese and refugee populations in South Seattle. The organization originally sought to help resettle refugees affected by the Vietnam War. As time has gone on, VFA shifted toward supporting education, economic self-sufficiency, and leadership development programs.
A “microaggression” is a verbal or nonverbal cue (whether intentional or unintentional) that communicates hostility or bias toward a targeted group of people. These unintended slights may seem harmless on the surface, but they perpetuate the feeling of being devalued and viewed as “the other.”
The workplace can be rife with difficult conversations: salary negotiations, performance concerns, complaints about a colleague or client, mending hurt feelings, terminating an employee, etc.
Resolving differences of opinion about awkward or painful topics isn’t something we look forward to, but straight-forward and skillful conversations can help address conflict and build a positive organizational culture.