HR Services for Nonprofits and Trade Associations

Has your nonprofit gone through massive restructuring? Is your trade association struggling with managing employees? If you answered yes to either question, you’ve come to the right place. Red Clover understands there are endless reasons that your nonprofit or trade association might need an HR professional to assist you.  

At Red Clover, our HR consultants have helped countless nonprofit organizations through significant changes so that they can set themselves and their employees up for success. Our consultants can help you develop and implement a personalized HR strategy no matter what your goals.

We offer in-depth change management, interim HR management, HR support, recruitment process outsourcing, and ongoing performance management support. If you are a small or medium-sized business we are confident that we can provide you with exceptional HR services for your nonprofit or trade association.

HR for Nonprofits vs. HR for For-Profit Organizations

Why does a non-profit need specialized HR solutions? Despite having the same day-to-day functions as a for-profit business, non-profits have three key fundamental differences that create unique HR challenges:

  • Mission Driven: While for-profit companies are focused on their profit margins, non-profits focus on supporting their mission. Ensuring financial sustainability is important, but everything must be done for the organization’s mission.  Utilizing an HR consulting firm ensures any decision you make is made with the organization’s mission at the forefront without the potential for internal conflict or bias.
  • Volunteer Based: Unlike for-profit companies, nonprofits have both unpaid volunteers and paid employees. If not handled properly, your organization can struggle with volunteer retention and talent development, especially as your organization grows. An experienced HR Consultant can help you navigate the employee and volunteer lifecycle to reduce costly turnover.
  • Program-Specific Funding: Since nonprofits rely on grant funding, they typically have restrictions in allocating and scheduling projects. Not to mention, the tight budget makes it difficult to recruit with additional compensation benefits.  With Red Clover as your outsourced HR, we ensure you are set up for success in navigating budget restrictions year-round to support the people in your organization and achieve growth goals.  We have direct experience working with nonprofits and are able to deliver affordable consulting solutions with attention to the unique budget considerations working with a nonprofit requires. 

Why Your Trade Association or Nonprofit Would Benefit from Strategic HR

We drive your business forward through innovative people solutions and a comprehensive HR process overhaul.  Partnering with Red Clover, we manage every aspect of your employee life cycle.  We offer direct, hands-on HR support to trade associations and nonprofits in the following areas – 

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Professional Development
  • Talent Management
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • Payroll Assistance
  • Employee Relations
  • And More!

How Red Clover Can Help Your Nonprofit or Trade Association

Throughout our time working in human resource consulting, we have learned to deal with the unique struggles nonprofits and trade associations face and we tailor all of our services to meet your specific needs.  We know every organization is different, but based on our previous experience here are some essential HR services regularly needed by our nonprofit and trade association clients. 

HR Support for Nonprofits and Trade Associations 

At Red Clover, we know our clients benefit from direct, ongoing support from a consultant who truly understands their organization. For that reason, we offer a subscription-based HR support program. 

Investing in this option gives you ongoing support from a dedicated team member.  We offer flexibility over the course of the engagement, adjusting our time commitment based on your business’s unique HR needs.. Best of all, your dedicated Red Clover team member is readily available to help you with any unexpected HR issues that may come up.

All of our consultants are professionally certified or are studying to earn their professional HR credentials. Therefore, you can rest assured you are taking your advice from a qualified human resources professional.  

Interim HR Management for Trade Associations and Nonprofits 

When you find that your organization has an unmet need with your HR department, you might want to invest in more comprehensive services. Whether your HR manager suddenly resigned or your organization is scaling faster than you can manage, we have you covered.  Our interim HR professionals are equipped to handle whatever challenges you throw their way.  From helping people transition into new roles to employee relations support, we do it all. With the ability for you to choose on-site, hybrid, or remote support, your interim HR consultant can implement and adapt strategies faster for better results.

Change Management and Organizational Restructuring for Nonprofits

Change, although necessary, is something that many nonprofit organizations dread. But, working with a qualified hr consultant can help make the change process seamless for all involved. That’s where Red Clover comes into play. Our HR consultants are experienced in the change management and organizational restructuring process and are ready to guide your nonprofit through every step of the way to ensure the right people-facing decisions are made.

When you work with a Red Clover nonprofit HR consultant for your change management and organizational restructuring needs you’ll gain a dedicated team member that will guide you through making the critical changes and decisions that are necessary for your organization. Whether you are creating or eliminating jobs, communicating the change to employees, or preparing a restructuring plan, your Red Clover consultant will be there to guide you through.

Our dedicated HR consultants don’t just leave when it’s all over. We know that restructuring is a marathon, not a sprint, so we provide long-term support to your nonprofit organization ensuring there are sustainable strategies in place that will support ongoing change long after our engagement has ended. 

DISC Assessment for Your Nonprofit or Trade Association

You can also hire our consultants to run a DISC assessment. DISC is something we are passionate about because we see the value the information provides to nonprofits and trade associations.  DISC is a human behavior model that outlines predicted human behavior that we act on in our everyday lives. DISC does not describe a personality style, and our DISC assessments are used to maximize your teams’ performance. After we complete the evaluation, you can sit down with your DISC-certified consultant to see what the results mean for your organization.

Performance Management For Your Employees

Do your annual performance reviews feel more like a chore than a useful tool? If so, you’re missing out. In order to make sure that employees are meeting their goals and excelling, they need regular feedback. At Red Clover, we believe that performance management is an ongoing conversation between a manager and their direct reports and should be carried out throughout the year. 

Our consultants take a multi-layered approach to performance management. We know actual performance improvements start at the top. Therefore, we empower your managers with the knowledge and tools they need to help your employees grow. We create a  specific strategy and performance management process to fit your organization based on your teams’ unique DISC assessment results.

Speak with an Experienced Red Clover HR Professional

If you are interested in learning more about our HR services for your nonprofit or trade association, contact Red Clover today. Our team of dedicated human resource professionals is ready to answer all of your questions. You can get in touch by calling or filling out our online form.

The Results

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A commercial roofing contractor was in hyper growth mode. They had goals to increase their field workforce to expand their service area to additional states and geographical locations. If they were to grow their field workforce, they would also need to increase their administrative, operational and sales headcount to support the additional workload created by increased field work. Additionally, they were challenged in workforce retention and development, experiencing high turnover, and did not have a dedicated Human Resources professional to manage employee relations and compliance issues that come with trying to scale a business.

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