An organization’s people are arguably its most important asset. Improving your organization’s HR systems and practices can help you recruit and retain diverse and qualified staff, build successful supervisory practices, handle performance issues, and ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations.
Given that many nonprofits do not have HR expertise on staff, external resources may be helpful in supporting your organization’s HR function.
- Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) may be used to conduct an HR assessment and improve systems, practices, and policies.
Building Human Resources Capacity Program helps you improve your HR practices through group workshops and individualized consultation.
- Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report - This 2022 report from The Alliance and community partners including the Hartford Foundation includes salary and benefits information for CT nonprofits, as well as data on the diversity of executive and senior leadership positions.
- The Alliance provides a range of resources and tools for HR professionals in CT, as well as a comprehensive Career Center.
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a membership organization for HR professionals.
- Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut (HRACC) is a local affiliate of SHRM, serving Greater Hartford.
- HR Leadership Forum of Southern New England (HRLF) is a membership organization for HR professionals in Central CT and MA.
- Human Resource Executive is a publication focused on HR issues.
- National Council of Nonprofits produces a range of tools and resources, including in the area of human resources.
- TSNE MIssionWorks maintains an HR blog.
- CBIA, the trade association for businesses in CT, has a resource section on human resources and safety.
- Connecticut Council for Philanthropy provides a listing of available job opportunities at foundations in CT.