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Category: Teambuilding

Inclusive hiring for the development team

Julie Whelan Capell | After reading Sara’s excellent three-part series on equitable hiring practices I realized there was more to say, specifically related to inclusive hiring for the development team. Anyone who’s been in fundraising for more than a minute or two knows that most fundraisers are white. In fact, in 2019, only about 13% […]

Creating a more inclusive and equitable hiring process (Part Three)

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC |  For this third and final installment in my blog series on creating a more inclusive and equitable hiring process, I want to explore unconscious bias. In part 1 of this series, I discussed designing an inclusive and equitable hiring process, including who to involve, questions to ask about your organization’s […]

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Creating a more inclusive and equitable hiring process (Part Two)

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | In this second installment in my blog series on creating a more inclusive and equitable hiring process, I examine the recruiting phase. Although I’m not an HR professional, I’m always learning and want to share what may be new ideas for some readers. I am confident our mutual desire is […]

Creating a more inclusive and equitable hiring process (Part One)

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | In 2021 some nonprofits reported up to a 30% vacancy in positions.* Are you experiencing staff changes? If so, you will be designing your hiring process. I encourage you develop a transparent and inclusive process–from who is involved to including a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) lens to guide the process. […]

The best movie about teamwork right now isn’t Top Gun: Maverick

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Need an inspirational message about teamwork and leadership? Rather than reading a book about teamwork, go see that cinematic tale of a handsome flyboy leading a crew of youngsters on their toughest mission yet: Pixar’s Lightyear. Showing now. Seriously, the movie is all about teamwork with great animation along the […]

Change as a resilience strategy for leaders and teams

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Normal. In the last couple of years there hasn’t been much normalcy. COVID forced us to change professionally and personally. My clients frequently say they are having trouble going back to “normal.” It’s not unusual for there to be comfort in the past. But please don’t put your leadership or […]

Four Must-Knows about Gratitude

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | People spend more time per week working than with their families.* This being the case, it’s vital that people work in healthy, supportive environments. Instilling and expressing gratitude is a simple way organizations can increase employee job satisfaction. What is your organization’s culture around gratitude and appreciation? If you’re hesitant […]

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How to not dread your mid-year goal review

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Who likes a celebration? Me too! So, lets talk about your mid-year goal review. Surprised you, didn’t I? Were you expecting something on events, a party, appreciating your employees? I’m actually going to talk about all of that. Goals are a reason to celebrate and show appreciation. It’s really easy […]

5 steps to build shared leadership

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC |  Last week’s post listed 5 benefits of shared leadership and 5 questions to determine if you’re modeling shared leadership. In case you’re not clear, shared leadership “involves maximizing all of the human resources in an organization by empowering individuals and giving them an opportunity to take leadership positions in their […]

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10 things you need to know about shared leadership

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | I’ve been thinking a lot about shared leadership lately. I’ve been coaching a team within a large nonprofit that wants to improve their communication and model excellent communication skills for other staff in the organization. I am impressed with the behaviors of the team members, including the team leader, related […]

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