Taking Some Of the Pain Out of Pay & Hiring Decisions


About the event

Two of the most common areas of uncertainty facing nonprofit organizations are compensation and hiring. They are interconnected and may come up together or separately, as it is important to look at total compensation for existing employees as well as new hires. How do you make each dollar go as far as possible while still making sure you’re paying fairly and equitably? How do you hire to build a diverse staff, stay in compliance with all laws, and make sure you’re hiring the best person for the job?

Although this workshop is open to anyone, it is most relevant for anybody involved in compensation and hiring decisions (Executive Directors, Board members, and managers)
July 13, 2023 9:00 AM

Additional Information

Thursday, July 13, 2023 | 9:00 - 11:00 am

We’ll walk through a clear process for hiring and compensation to develop a solid team. Attendees will learn how to build a strong foundation with the job description and an analysis of total compensation. From there, we’ll talk through hiring - how to find candidates, figure out who is the best person for the job, and make a job offer.

We’ll touch on compliance considerations, including a brief overview of wage and hour requirements, employee classification, and relevant state and federal laws. Strategies for mitigating bias at each step of the way will also be covered in depth.

This event is part of our Learning Hub's Learning Lab Series.


Sliding scale fee for 2023 learning labs

Organizational Budget  -  Registration Fee

  • Organizational Budget Up to 100k -  Registration Fee No charge
  • Organizational Budget 101-250k  -  Registration Fee  $15
  • Organizational Budget 251-500k  -  Registration Fee  $25
  • Organizational Budget 501-1M  -  Registration Fee  $35
  • Organizational Budget 1-3M  -  Registration Fee  $45
  • Organizational Budget 3M+  -  Registration Fee  $60

*Please note: If you are paying personally (not through your organization’s budget funds), please select the payment level that is most accessible for you, including the no-charge option if helpful. We want it to be easy for you to join us! We also have limited scholarships for current grantees of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Anchorum, and Nusenda.


About Kari Sutton

Since stumbling into HR in 2015 (as one does when working for a small nonprofit), Kari has developed a specialization in the employee experience from onboarding through offboarding. To support nonprofits and small businesses in building out their human resources programs, Kari started Living Room HR in 2021. Process and policy design, change management, and employee engagement are all key ways Kari helps make workplaces work better for everybody. Currently serving as the Manager of People Operations with ACLU-NM, Kari continues to use Living Room HR to teach classes about Human Resources to support the local non-profit community.


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