Human Resources

Getting StartedHuman-Resources

NCON: Sample Employee Handbook (.pdf)

Nonprofit HR: The Essential Nonprofit Employee Handbook Template


Best Practices

Foundation Center: Best Practices of Effective Nonprofit Organizations: Abridged Online Book

McDermott, Will & Emery: Best Practices: Nonprofit Corporate Governance (.pdf)

NCON: Principles and Practices

TSNE 2014 Report: Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce (Compensation Report)


Working with Diverse Cultures

AMA: Managing Cultural Diversity

Catalyst: Diversity Matters Infographic

Community Wealth Partners: The State of Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector

TSNE: Achieving Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace- A Step-by-Step Guide


Employee Management

FML: Employee Benefits and Compensation (Employee Pay)

Inc.: Nonprofit Organizations and Human Resources Management

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: Reduce Risk During Layoff

NCON: Compensation for Nonprofit Employees

NCON: Managing Nonprofit Employees (.pdf)

NCON: What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Nonprofit Hub: The Secret to Motivating Your Nonprofit Employees

Nonprofit Risk: Transitions: Make the Most of Organizational Change

Understanding Boston: For the Benefit of Our Workers – The Massachusetts Nonprofit Employee Benefit Study (.pdf)



Bridgespan: Nonprofit Hiring Toolkit

NRMC: Staff Screening Notebook

TSNE: Hiring for Organizational Success

USEEOC: Background Checks – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Chronicle of Philanthropy: Practical Tips for New-Employee Orientation

Guidestar: Ensuring New Employees’ Success: Best Practices for Employee Onboarding

HR Council: Getting the Right People- Orientation

Joan Garry Consulting: A Slam Dunk New Employee Orientation Process



Chronicle of Philanthropy: How Exit Interviews Can Help Charities Improve Conditions for Their Remaining Employees

TSNE: Fair, Consistent Staff Layoffs


For additional information and employee resources, check out our Leadership and Employee Resources page.

Need HR or leadership development support? Check out our business directory. If you have a resource or tool you think might be a good fit for this or any of our resource pages, you can submit it here.

These Resource Pages contain external links. The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of these links. MNN does not endorse the products or services provided by these links.