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From Passion to Execution: How to Start and Grow an Effective Nonprofit Organization by Lyn Scott

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Chapter 11Hiring: Finding the Right Talent for the Job

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

In addition to the time and effort you’ve invested in this project so far, hopefully you have also done a personal skills assessment. It is important that you find talented people to join your organization (as employees or volunteers) that can provide expertise in the areas that are not your strong suit.

Rarely do nonprofit organizations have the budget to hire all of the employees that are required to adequately handle all of the needed functions. During your environmental scanning process, you should have learned the basic organizational structure of similar agencies. You will need to have employees ...

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