Finding NPO Talent

Level I
Instructor: Tiffanie Dillard, PhD

Finding NPO Talent

COURSE #31118200   It's no secret that an organization's success is tied to its labor force.  Leadership and skill sets are drivers to meeting a nonprofit's goals.  But, where do you find talent?  In a marketplace where labor is tight and there are challenges to attracting high level performers the task of building a team can seem overwhelming.

Dr. Tiffanie Dillard, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, ACC and Tara Bethell, EMBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP of Avenir Consulting Partners discuss strategies for finding the right talent.  Nonprofit leadership issues are at the forefront and critical to developing a strong organization.

In this course learn:

  • How the labor landscape is changing
  • Why "Meaningful Work" matters most
  • The values and demands for work-from-home options
  • Structuring the Work and not the Job
  • How to determine your NPO and its competitive place in the labor pool
  • Where to search for candidates
  • Strategies for continual searching
  • Responding to the Gig Economy and labor pool that works in this environment

This course also includes a downloadable PDF Recruiting Process Template.  This guide offers a 5 step process plan to manage recruiting.

Level of Rigor / Difficulty - BEGINNER +

Recommended Prerequisites - NONE 

Tiffanie Dillard, PhD
Tiffanie Dillard, PhD
Founder, Avenir Consulting

About The Instructor

TIFFANIE DILLARD, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, ACC is the Principal and Founder of Avenir Consulting Partners, her firm dedicated to building healthy nonprofit organizations. Her work leverages her decades of hands-on experience in Human Resources, Operations and Governance to support the unique needs of nonprofits at each life stage.

Tiffanie’s PhD is in Human and Organizational Systems. She holds Masters’ Degrees in both Organizational Management and Human Development, as well as both national HR certifications, the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society of Human Resources’ Senior Certified Professional designation (SHRM-SCP). She is an Adler trained and ICF credentialed professional coach.


Tara is a Consultant and the Practice Leader of Avenir HR Services, bringing her passion and enthusiasm to helping nonprofits maximize their greatest assets – their employees.

Prior to joining Avenir, she was a senior HR executive at a large, nonprofit healthcare organization where she changed the employee culture from one of basic compliance to a community of engagement, fun, and collaboration.

Tara holds an Executive MBA, with a Servant Leader emphasis and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in Human Resources. She also holds both national HR certifications.


Course Contents

2 Videos
1.0 hr