If you are like most nonprofits, your most valuable resource is your staff. Your employees run the day-to-day operations, implement your mission and raise funds for your organization. Failing to properly manage your workforce can undermine the ability of your nonprofit to achieve its mission. Cowan Consulting for Nonprofits can help you put essential structures in place to properly manage your workforce including employee handbooks, job descriptions and more.


Addressing workplace policies is more important now than ever. On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced changes to federal Overtime Rules that will apply to nonprofits and businesses alike. Cowan Consulting for Nonprofits can help you develop a plan for addressing these changes including:

  • Providing training to your staff and Board of Directors on the new changes;
  • Evaluating your current policies;
  • Helping you to address budgeting issues;
  • Working with you to educate foundations and donors about how the new rules will impact both you and the nonprofit sector.


The rule will become effective on December 1, 2016. Implementing the changes required by the new rule will take time so get started now!


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Client Testimonials

We have worked with Justine on a number of projects, involving our clients and also for the firm.  She makes navigating the often complex legal issues of the nonprofit world easy for us.
Paul Bryan – Resilient Philanthropy