New Hire Orientation

Some things to think about and a list of questions you should have answers to as you’re developing your new hire orientation – and perhaps updating employee handbooks to reflect the information provided in new hire orientation sessions. We want to encourage you to develop your own new hire checklist and documentation specific to your non profit organization or social impact business. It is important that you have thought through the topics below so that you have a consistent new hire orientation process. Consistency and Continue reading →

Interview Questions: good, bad, and ugly

The art of writing interview questions is not on their face, complicated, but you would be surprised how often non-profit organizations (and social impact businesses alike) leave themselves open to litigation and to quizzical looks of “did you really just ask me that” to “you do realize you can’t ask something that, right?” when it comes to questions hiring committees are asking of job applicants in the interview setting. So, let’s start with the ugly; or the please, for all that you care about your Continue reading →

Job Applicant Interviewing Checklist: Non Profit Organizations

Although any staffing discussion is an important one, hiring a staff member for a non profit organization is particularly challenging. Planning an interview strategy in advance is key to ensuring that you move beyond questions and answers an applicant may have prepared specifically for. The following checklist will help: Be sure each member of the interview panel has a copy of the Job Description in advance, along with a copy of the Job Advertisement. Each member of the panel should also have time to review Continue reading →

Job Advertisement Writing Checklist

Checklists are about making your life easier! Let’s talk about things to consider when writing recruiting advertisements or online job advertisements. Design elements need to reflect the personality and culture of your company. Use clear and easy to read text and graphics. Consider including a code on the advertisement that will allow you to track where an applicant saw your advertisement – this can help with tracking and then streamlining your marketing and recruiting dollars. Use Bold text or CAPITALS judiciously. Use your company logo Continue reading →

30 Ways to Save Your Non Profit Money on Human Resources

It’s no secret that non-profits often run on lean budgets and need to make their money stretch as far as possible, especially so that as much of their money as possible is directed toward program expenses. So, let’s talk about ways to make sure you have solid and compliant human resource management while also making the money you’re stewarding work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Consider using a payroll company to handle payroll, benefit and employment related tax filings. Make sure that you ask Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe to Join United Way of Otero County Inc Board

PRESS RELEASE Anna Blanch Rabe to Join United Way of Otero County, Inc Board of Directors Alamogordo, NM – Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates announces that their Chief Executive Officer, Anna Blanch Rabe has been elected to the United Way of Otero County, Inc Board of Directors as part of their Annual General Meeting on 30th January 2017. Michelle Brideaux, Director of Marketing & Fundraising for United Way of Otero County said “Having a strong, active and diverse board of directors is critical to the Continue reading →

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos  eneroo 30, 2017 by Anna Blanch Rabe [translation by Janet Sanchez] Las últimas 48 horas han sido abrumadoras. Las cosas se han movido muy rápido. Desde el momento en que el Presidente Trump firmó una Orden Ejecutiva de Inmigración el viernes por la mañana cuando se empezó a poner en práctica a la medianoche del viernes y, después de 48 horas, ha habido una verdadera avalancha de información, anécdotas y declaraciones. Es difícil discernir y dar sentido a Continue reading →