We have a Problem: Turnover in the Nonprofit World

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We have a Solution: Hire Great Leaders

It should come as no surprise to anyone who works in the nonprofit sector that employee turnover is a significant problem. The 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey published by GuideStar and Nonprofit HR revealed that turnover rates generally increased among nonprofits, with the average rate growing from 16 to 19 percent between 2013 and 2015.

We see our colleagues come and go. Anecdotally, we know why. But Tech Impact went beyond intuition and studied the issue, giving us this great infographic that confirms what we have assumed all along.

15 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

While we know turnover is a problem, we seldom hear practical steps to address turnover and retain great employees. The answer is simple: hire great leaders.

During the past 20 years working in the nonprofit realm, we have discovered ways to get beyond the resume’ and candidates who merely “talk the talk” but cannot make things happen once hired. While we would love to share those insights with you, it’s more information than we can possibly cover in one article. That’s why we’ve put together a one-day workshop on the topic in collaboration with Western Carolina University.

How to Hire Nonprofit Leaders Who are Truly Effective will be held on Thursday, August 30 at Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park in Asheville, North Carolina from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The course will cover all the nitty-gritty details of hiring employees that truly move the needle and guide your non-profit to long-term stability.

Today is the last day for early-bird registration ($99); after today, registration is $125. To register, visit pdp.wcu.edu and click on "Nonprofit and For-profit Workshops."

Earn 6.5 SHRM CPEs in this workshop! Western Carolina University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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