LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

If you’re thinking of adding “sharpen leadership skills” to your resolutions for 2022, you’re in the right place. Here are the top reads of the week, unveiling how emotionally intelligent managers lead, how your leadership strategy should evolve in today’s world, examples of how you can prioritize diversity among your staff, and how changing your human resources department can help break down systemic racism.

But since the giving season is in full swing, we’ve also included tips on how to keep donors coming back again and again, setting you up for success next year and beyond. 

Grab your coffee and let’s dive in.

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

1. 5 Things Emotionally Intelligent Managers Do Differently (Fast Company)

Showing empathy isn’t often listed as the number one trait of successful professionals, but this article posits that emotional intelligence plays a valuable role in employee retention and happiness. Emotional intelligence encompasses how you share with your team, offer feedback, express your emotions, and more. In this article, learn actionable strategies that can ultimately boost employee engagement in the long run. 

2. What Today’s Nonprofit Needs in a Leader (NonProfit Pro)

Current leaders in the nonprofit world are constantly adapting to keep their organizations as efficient and successful as possible, often implementing new digital tools to help.  

This article goes beyond the pandemic and new trends in technology to showcase how overarching cultures in the nonprofit sector have changed in recent times. Leaders today need to be equipped with the skills to recognize the needs of internal and external stakeholders, consider the environment when developing long-term plans, and more. 

3. Liberating Human Resources: Find a Path to a New HR Paradigm (Nonprofit Quarterly)

Rethinking how your nonprofit’s human resources department operates could be the key to removing systemic barriers within your organization. Rather than thinking of employees as cogs in a wheel, HR is increasingly being redesigned to reflect the people and workplace culture. Here are a few ways to redesign your HR department to create an inclusive atmosphere.   

4. Getting Those New Donors Back (The NonProfit Times)

The vast majority of donors don’t give again, but by building strong relationships and keeping your organization top of mind, you can successfully bring them back. With tips pulled from a longer, free guide from Classy, learn the best ways to interact with new donors via email and events, while keeping them engaged in your mission. As you wrap up the giving season and enter the gratitude season, these are all good tips to keep in mind to keep the momentum going into the new year. 

5. How to Diversify Your Staff: Nonprofit Leaders Share Views (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

A recent Chronicle online briefing featured three nonprofit leaders who shared their tips on how to build a diverse nonprofit staff. From adjusting pay scales to changing hiring practices, these are the proven steps you should start taking now, since diversifying can take many years when done successfully. A video of the briefing is also available in the article.

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LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest