As an organization, Planned Life Advocacy Network (PLAN)’s efforts revolve around creating lifetime support networks for their disabled clients. Each client is supported by a part time ‘community connector’, who is responsible for bringing a caring support network together to spend time with the client and to ensure that the client’s social, physical and financial needs are met. This network of support provides great peace of mind for parents and primary care-givers of disabled people who may not always be there to support the needs of their loved one.
When most people think about jobs in the non-profit sector, many intuitively think about frontline positions, such as social workers, food bank coordinators, etc. Most don’t think about information management and data analysis.
In the non-profit world, hiring is sometimes difficult and costly as certain jobs require a specailized skill set. However, partnering with academic institutions offers an affordable and effective solution to customized training needs and can benefit the community as a whole.
The non-profit industry attracts passionate individuals. Social contribution is a major motivator for those who work in the sector but top performers can get bored easily – they need diversity and meaning in their career. How can you achieve your organizations mission and increase staff commitment and retention?
Strong leadership is critical to achieving your non-profit’s vision and objectives. With limited resources, how do you convince your board to allocate resources to invest in people and develop their leadership skills?
Recruiting staff with limited resources is possible, especially when you use a team appraoch to hiring. Learn from the Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS) and how they were able to employ a team-based approach to recrutiment to improve hiring and retention.