Hey, we know it’s hard out there, and this list was a bit of tough love. Allow us to offer some salve, particularly for our nonprofit managers who are almost always doing way too much with way too little.
Hiring - The Management Center
We almost didn’t want to give this one up, it’s such a treasure trove. The Management Center has everything you need for the hiring process, whether you’ve yourself running an ad hoc HR function in your scrappy nonprofit or you’re a seasoned pro who wants to save time. From job description samples to interview emails, hiring rubrics, and performance reviews, if you’re missing something in your hiring toolkit, you can get it at The Management Center for free.
Wage and Benefit Research
Unfortunately, there’s no one-stop-shop to consult when you need to find equitable pay ranges for roles, but if you work in Allegheny County, RMU’s Wage and Benefit Survey is one of the closest you’ll get. At a cost of just $100 or $150 depending on your budget size, the survey will tell you what others in similar positions as compared to organizational budget, number of years in the role, level of education, and more. Remember: this is a survey of what folks are already being paid, which may not be equitable. We suggest pairing your research with other tools, like the EPI’s Family Budget Calculator, MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data sets.