New nonprofit award recognizes organizational achievement in people leadership

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - With a staff turnover rate of just eighteen months for senior leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, the retention of skilled professionals is a serious issue for charitable organizations across the country. 

In particular, high demand for good fundraising talent has resulted in job-hopping becoming a common practice among fundraising professionals. High turnover rates does not help improve perceptions about how fundraisers add value to organizations, nor does it help nonprofits raise more money for their missions.

Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award

Hilborn:ECS is again taking a leadership role in Canada's nonprofit sector with the launch of the new Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Awards that recognizes those organizations who have committed themselves to becoming better managers of financial and human resources. Developed in partnership with CCEOC Inc. and The Goldie Company, this new awards program for nonprofit employers is the first of its kind in Canada.

"Since 2004, CCEOC has worked to elevate corporate reputations, increase worker morale and engagement, improve business performance and help create better work environments. We will continually look for new ways to create a better, more enjoyable working world and we are thrilled to be working with Hilborn:ECS to help do the same for the nonprofit sector," says Jeff Doran, President of CCEOC.

Who is eligible?

Participating nonprofits must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered as a Canadian nonprofit (or charity)
  • Have a physical presence in Canada
  • Have 10 or more full-time employees
  • Have been in operation for a minimum of one year

The NEOC Awards will be presented at a special ceremony in November.

Jim Hilborn adds, "For over twenty-five years Hilborn has been providing the resources and tools that fundraisers need to do their jobs well. It is our hope that by recognizing excellence in talent management in the sector, the NEOC program will further motivate nonprofits to advance their missions by cultivating an inspiring and fulfilling work environment. We look forward to a day when every nonprofit in Canada will take the required steps to become an Employer of Choice." 

The deadline for applications is  September 30, 2015.

SOURCE The Goldie Company

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