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Get strategic about salary: A resource roundup

If you haven’t checked out the 2019 Work for Good Nonprofit Salary Reports for Georgia, you’re missing out on a powerful hiring resource: the most comprehensive and up-to-date compensation breakdown for nonprofit professionals serving communities throughout our state.

And if you have checked it out, but have run into trouble trying to download another copy, we have good news: We have resolved the technical issues keeping you from re-downloading. Feel free to revisit it any time.

Of course, This Month @ GCN and the monthly Hiring Insight newsletter from Work for Good, our national nonprofit have also featured a number of compelling, advice-rich stories on compensation strategy. Here are some of our favorites:

Making the case for more competitive salaries
To convince funders and board members to invest in greater employee pay, we can’t just plead the cause of a living wage or name-check recruitment, retention, and productivity: We need data, strategy, and the true cost of doing business.

How Southface seeks to lead today’s market for talent
Equity, transparency, and research are reshaping the compensation strategy at one of the state’s most innovative nonprofits. Find out how, and why, Southface has made improving employee pay a top strategic priority.

Financial wellness pays: A program that benefits everyone’s bottom line
Your people’s fiscal worries may be costing you – up to $5,000 per stressed-out employee. A financial wellness program can recoup lost productivity, low morale, and high turnover.

Is student debt sinking your benefits package? A new 401(k) hack could help
When employees can’t afford to contribute to their retirement plan, they’re often forgoing a major benefit – your matching contribution. A recently-approved workaround is changing that.

A benefit that pays back: Financial planning for your people
The need to find creative, low-cost ways to retain employees is escalating, and financial planning assistance makes perfect sense: boosting employees’ personal budgets without busting the organization’s.

The talent hunt is (still) on: 6 tips for hiring and retention
With unemployment low and workers’ expectations high, every nonprofit with a position to fill must take active steps now to become the employer of choice. Senior Consultant Mary Hughes, leader of the executive search practice for GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group, shows you how.

3 leadership tips to avoid employee burnout
Taking lessons from the “continuous performance management” approach, you can give your people the attention, environment, and benefits they need to keep up the good work.

Marc Schultz is communications editor at GCN.

Find more resources at Work for Good, our national nonprofit hiring platform. For hands-on assistance with your talent strategy, contact GCN's Nonprofit Consulting Group at [email protected] or 678-916-3082.

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