Are you effectively using your budget to support your team’s culture and values? One of the most important qualities of a prosperous nonprofit is having a healthy, well-taken-care-of team. But is it reflected in your budget?
In this episode, I’m diving into five ways your budget can support your organization’s team values. I’ll share strategies around defining your team culture and how you can work those values into your budget. And don’t worry, if you’re limited on funds, there are a ton of ways to get creative to make sure your team is happy, healthy, and well taken care of!
Now, there is a little bit of tough love and you may feel a little called out in this episode. With that being said, I sincerely hope you take it to heart and look for ways to use your budget to take care of your team. Your nonprofit will have the best impact on the communities you serve when your team is happy and well cared for.
In this episode, you’ll learn strategies for how your budget can support your team culture and values including:
•Defining your team culture (5:00)
•Allocating resources for professional development (7:45)
•Prioritizing employees’ well-being (11:05)
•Promoting diversity and inclusion (14:10)
•Recognizing and rewarding your team for upholding your organization’s culture and values (15:50)
“One quality of a prosperous nonprofit is having a healthy, well taken care of team, but a lot of times I am not seeing that reflected in the budget.”
“When employees are healthy, well-rested, well taken care of individuals, they are going to do better at work.”
“A lunchtime yoga class is not going to solve that problem.”
“We want to have a budget line for recognizing and rewarding behaviors and contributions that align with our team culture and values.”
“If you want to prioritize our employees’ well-being but you’re not actually allocating any resources towards this, it’s just lip service.”
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