The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The Great Resignation and resulting labor shortage have been on many leaders’ minds of late. That’s why the theme of this week’s LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest is people. 

You’ll find articles exploring how to attract the right talent and build a high-performing board, as well as thoughts on increasing well-being and fostering funder-nonprofit trust to stave off staff burnout and improve retention. And if your organization is currently weighing up questions around working from home or returning to the office, you’ll also discover insights to inform your decisions and help you plan for tomorrow. 

Here are five must-read articles for nonprofits this week:

1. Bringing Organizational Well-Being to Life (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Facing unprecedented challenges, nonprofit teams are under a lot of pressure right now. Linda Mitz Sadiq, organizational coach lead at The Wellbeing Project, discusses how leaders can build healthier, more resilient, and more effective organizations by promoting well-being.

2. Reflections on The Promise of Trust-Based Philanthropy (Social Innovation Forum)

The inherent power imbalance that exists between funders and nonprofits can sometimes make it difficult for leaders and community organizers to operate effectively and avoid burnout. Social Innovation Forum rounds up some key learnings from its event Sharing Power to Advance Impact: The Promise of Trust-Based Philanthropy, including some practices that can help shift the paradigm. 

3. A great board of directors can make or break a nonprofit. Here's how to build one (Reno Gazette Journal)

Recruiting for your board shouldn’t be an afterthought—it should be a thoughtful and intentional year-round effort. Scott Faulkner, founding board president of Project: Music Heals Us, offers his tips for building the most engaged and impactful board possible. 

4. 15 Ways Nonprofits Can Address The Current Labor Shortage And Entice New Talent (Forbes)

With turnover rising across countless industries, many organizations are finding it difficult to bring in new talent. Fifteen nonprofit leaders share some practices that may help you attract great candidates, from partnering with universities to looking for talent outside of the nonprofit sector. 

5. We’ve Virtualized Our Workforce—Now What? (Nonprofit HR)

Many nonprofits took parts of their operations online at the start of the pandemic. But as vaccination rates increase, what happens next? Nonprofit HR compiles insights from its 2021 Nonprofit Return to Workplace Pulse Survey report to help organizations think about the future of their workforce. 

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