Tip Of The Month: Using your employee’s departure to your advantage

An employee’s departure, for any reason, allows you to take a step back and assess what your current needs are. If “Amy” is leaving her position as a Director in charge of the development department, is there someone else who can step up to take over a portion of the responsibilities so the new director can focus more time on major gifts’ prospects? Can you remove the grant writing from the job description, hire someone part-time to do it and allow more time for relationship management? Whatever you decide, don’t lose the golden opportunity to help your organization evolve.