Your strong response to The Truth Behind Nonprofit Marketing Help-Wanteds strengthened my conviction to dig further into hiring and job/project hunting practices in our field. So many organizations wear blinders when hiring, that there’s a lot of room for improvement—true low-hanging fruit!
As always, I learned so much from you and other members of the Getting Attention community who shared experiences and other comments on this post. Thanks in particular to Marina Dawson, marketing and community coordinator at CharityVillage, who reached out immediately to share a valuable resource with us:
We list thousands of nonprofit jobs each year on our online job board, which means we see a lot of job postings! When we came across your recent post—The Truth behind Nonprofit Marketing Help-Wanteds—we knew our audience would appreciate what you had to say.
In fact, to help nonprofit hiring managers with this very issue, we recently hosted Before the Job Posting: Best Practices for Successful Hiring (webinar recording now available to view, at no charge) outlining the critical planning that comes before you write and advertise your next job posting. In this one-hour webinar, we lead you through a proven job design process that you implement BEFORE writing your job description and help-wanted blurb. This process ensures you shape the role and advertisements to attract the best candidates (with a reasonable balance of skills and experience) for the position.
I’m thrilled that one of you responded with this wonderful free resource. I encourage all of you to dig into Before the Job Posting before your next hire, and to share it with your colleagues who hire.
Please share your experiences, recommendations and ideas on hiring and job seeking here. And thank you. Your input and stories are a huge value to our community. Please keep it coming.
More Hiring Tools from Charity Village
Job Description Guidelines (PDF)