Course Detail: NP304 - Human Resource Development for Nonprofits

This course is designed for professionals who work for or with nonprofit organizations and would like to gain knowledge in general Human Resources practices, how to build a recruitment strategy, and relevant federal and state employment laws that affect organizational HR policies.


  • Gain a full understanding of a Mission, Vision, and Values and where the Human Resources Mission can support the organization.
  • Create the framework for a realistic MMV built for success.
  • Discuss HR's communication strategies and what this affects and entails with staff engagement and HR's approachability.
  • Review the key benefits of HR's consultation with all levels of leadership and staff.
  • Review Succession Planning, Training and Development, Recruitment Strategies and Hiring Processes and how all 4 sections are linked together.
  • Create a Recruitment Strategy to guide either your hiring managers or your HR Recruitment team. 
  • Discuss Hiring Processes such as Recruiting, Interviewing, and Onboarding and what policies are in place to ensure consistency.
  • Identify the implications of key federal and state laws and regulations that apply to various sized nonprofit organizations.
  • Review the purpose of Employee Handbooks and the laws that influence them and then create the framework for an employee handbook to guide an organization's policies and procedures.
  • Develop strategies for recruiting, training, motivating, rewarding and retaining volunteers
  • Develop orientation and training policies and procedures for onboarding volunteers based on interest and skills assessment, personal and professional goals, while also protecting the mission of the nonprofit
  • Communicate project goals and community impact achieved through engaging a volunteer corps; both internally and externally

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