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When to Consider Hiring Employees

Nonprofits should consider hiring employees when they need additional help to achieve their mission and goals. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to hire employees:

Workload: If the organization is struggling to keep up with the workload and volunteers are not enough to manage the workload, it may be time to hire employees.

Sustainability: If the nonprofit has a reliable source of funding to pay for employee salaries and benefits, hiring employees may be a viable option. However, it's essential to ensure that the organization's budget can sustain the cost of hiring new staff in the long term.

Expertise: If the nonprofit requires specific skills or expertise that volunteers may not have, hiring employees may be necessary to bring in the necessary talent.

Growth: If the organization is experiencing significant growth, hiring employees may be necessary to manage the increased workload and to sustain the organization's momentum.

Compliance: If the organization needs to comply with labor laws and regulations, it may need to hire employees to meet the requirements.

Overall, nonprofits should consider their capacity to manage and sustain employees before deciding to hire them. It is important to assess the need, plan carefully, and ensure that the organization can afford the cost of hiring and maintaining employees in the long term.


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