In an increasingly busy charitable sector, your non profit training has to be effective if you’re going to compete with other charitable organizations for public money and attention.
You also need to fend off wealthy private businesses who want to poach your talent at the same time.
AdaptiveU can help level the playing field.
Put the mission first: Onboarding that sets you apart
The mission should be at the heart of everything your non profit organization does.
It’s the thing that separates you from the money-first private sector. It’s what generates goodwill and donations from the public. And it’s arguably the most important consideration for the passionate and conscientious talent you’ll need to drive you forward.
A recent study by executive recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles found that 91% of board members join non profits because they believe in the mission. Those new recruits will expect that to be reflected in the training they receive from their first day the job.
With AdaptiveU, you can build your mission into every aspect of the onboarding process.
Use the course builder to create mission-centric training. Brand the universities you’ve created with your most important messaging. Award points for challenges which embody the ethos and purpose of your non profit.
AdaptiveU supports various kinds of media, so don’t be afraid to pull videos, blogs or slides from other, like-minded organizations.
Inspiration can come from all over, but it will always find a home on AdaptiveU.
Create a culture of openness and increase donations
Non profits are nothing without the trust and goodwill of the public.
Studies have shown that almost a quarter of the money donated to non profit organizations in a given year comes from individuals. That makes maintaining public confidence a crucial to part of your non profit’s success and ability to fulfil its mission.
The best way to cultivate that goodwill is to generate a culture of openness within your organization. That includes the training and sharing of knowledge your team members take part in.
With AdaptiveU, you can establish your commitment to open, transparent learning.
Create profiles for every member of your team. Democratize the learning process by sharing admin rights, so that staff at all levels can take an active role in your universities.
You can even ask prominent donors to join in, via email invites to your universities. Who wouldn’t want to learn what goes on behind the scenes at their favourite non profit?
Openness generates goodwill. Goodwill generates donations.
Generate employee engagement to compete with the private sector
Non profits often struggle to compete with the private sector when it comes to hiring, and retaining, talent. This won’t be news to you.
Budgetary constraints mean non profits can’t always offer the salary and benefits necessary to attract the brightest young talent. That contributes to the high turnover among those working in the sector.
Thankfully, pay and benefits aren’t as important to prospective employees as ‘engagement’. That’s what makes a person join your non profit, and it’s the thing that makes them stay. So how do you drive engagement?
Through continual learning.
Continual learning creates opportunity. Use AdaptiveU to foster a culture of continual learning at your non profit, adding challenges and setting daily, weekly, or monthly learning quotas.
Create universities across different teams and departments. Expose your staff to new ideas and ways of working. Help them maximize their potential and grow as employees and individuals.
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