Does your organization want to learn more about how to effectively include members of the LGBTQIA community? Does everyone in your organization understand what all those letters mean? Could your nonprofit use support with best practices and creating an affirming culture for LGBTQIA colleagues and community members?
Step By Step: A Guide to Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (TSNE MissionWorks) provides a seven-phase, step-by-step approach to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in the nonprofit workplace. While this work is ongoing, creating a better and more productive work environment now equips organizations to face future challenges.
Think about the last time you interviewed a potential new hire. Did you get excited to see someone who went to your school or knew one of your friends? It’s normal for things like a candidate’s degree, alma mater, or mutual connections to influence you; however, those factors may not have anything to do with the job they’re applying for.
M. Zulayka Santiago, Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation
Survivors of sexual harassment and assault have pushed the envelope with the courageous #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Bold truth-telling through social media and technology has changed how allegations get reported and how organizations must respond. In fact, the federal government issued a report in its own words to "reboot workplace harassment efforts." A lot has changed with public and enforcement agency expectations for what organizations should be doing.
The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits hosted the third webinar of our "Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits" series. Building Movement Project (BMP) co-director Frances Kunreuther discussed Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, the first report in BMP’s Race to Lead series that explores why there are so few leaders of color
Are we practicing what we preach? Or is our implicit bias negatively affecting our decisions in spite of our good intentions? Ivan Canada and Michael Robinson of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad presented the second webinar in the Center's "Walking the Talk" series, Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias. The discussion included:
Employment Law for North Carolina Nonprofits: A Handbook for Managers and Board Members of Nonprofit Organizations describes the major state and federal employment law requirements that apply to private, nonprofit organizations and offers suggestions for adopting personnel practices that reduce exposure to costly litigation and produce a more productive workforce. Copyright ©2008.
This guide offers clarification on how the FLSA generally, and the white collar exemptions specifically, apply to the nonprofit sector. (U.S. Department of Labor)
See also: Breaking down your nonprofit's obligation to pay overtime by National Council of Nonprofits
To maintain the trust and respect of our communities, it’s important that nonprofits manage and govern themselves by clearly defined and transparent principles and practices.