Key pandemic learnings from nonprofit leaders

Author: Steven J. Rubinsky


We have been speaking with a number of nonprofits during this prolonged pandemic experience. Many leaders have shaped their perspectives, and there are certain actions, thoughts and assumptions that appear to be sticking.

  1. Think like a start-up and act accordingly to meet the presented circumstances.
  2. Organizations need to think more broadly about benefits as part of total rewards and employee value proposition.
  3. Cost control is key for sustainability. Willing to consider new and creative diversified alternatives to traditional health insurance.
  4. Organizations need to revisit employee compensation to compete.
  5. The need for technology and efficiency has accelerated. That technology could be seen in HR systems, services documentation or remote communication.
  6. Create significant movement in human resources by bringing in directors with fresh perspectives.
  7. Organizations getting more creative in the way they attract and retain employees.

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