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Transitioning from a Volunteer-Only Organization to a Staffed Organization, Part 1

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Moving from a volunteer-only to staffed organization is a huge milestone in the lifecycle of a nonprofit. How do you know when you are ready? How do you know what the organization needs? Part 1 of our series will look at these questions, among others:

  • Why do we believe that we need to hire staff at this time?
  • What positions (functions) do we need to fill? Administrative, executive, or other?
  • What can we pay/what can we afford?
  • Are there power dynamics involving a founder (or other) that we need to address?
  • How do we fully embrace the transition from one organizational structure (all-volunteer) to the other (one with staff)?
  • Are there obvious candidates internally or will we be starting/searching from scratch?
  • How do we handle potential conflicts of interest if we are considering a candidate from the Board?


Roosevelt Smith, Roosevelt Smith Consulting

Sara Taylor, Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership


Hartford Public Library will be handling registration for this workshop. Register for Transitioning from a Volunteer-Only Organization to a Staffed Organization, Part 1 by clicking the link below.

Price: Free

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For questions about registration, email nonprofitslearn@hplct.org.


Pro Bono Partnership
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