Anna Blanch Rabe joins Braless Podcast to promote Women’s Check up day and talk all things down under (Australia)

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Braless Podcast to promote Women’s Check up day and talk all things down under (Australia). Host Erin Whitehead goes DOWN UNDER with her Australian friend, Anna Blanch Rabe to discuss being separated by a common language and all the crazy-ass animals that live in Australia. We actually learn some pretty cool stuff in this one, folks! Like… Why would you ask for a rubber at college? Are kangaroos assholes? (Spoiler: yes, they are) Is it okay to unload a double barrel Continue reading →

Non Profit Accounting and Fiscal Management

Organizations in the non-profit sector are not truly viable entities unless and until they have financial policies and procedures in place – this includes non profit accounting and fiscal management practices that will stand up to audits and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). One way to ensure that your organization is transparent and accountable financially is to make sure you have a team that you trust for guidance and who can answer questions as they arise, in a way that makes sense to your Continue reading →

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 →