The Hard Part(s) in small non-profit organisations (3) – Finding people

For those who came in lateStart here.

You’re going to need people with a combination of qualities:

  • Commitment to the vision;
  • Integrity;
  • Energy and drive;
  • The specific technical skills needed by your org;
  • Social skills;
  • Creativity;
  • Flexibility in moving between multiple roles as a small team tries to cover all its bases and work out which structures will work in the long term;
  • Willingness to work for nothing, or for whatever you can afford to pay them at your organisation’s stage of development.

It’s not easy. This puts good communication, networking and finding friends, and recruiting for your project very high on your agenda. How many hours did you spend on them last week?

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