Nonprofit organizations and NGOs depend on employees to accomplish their mission. Particular attention is given to clients, donors/funders, boards and volunteers. It’s important to remember that it’s the people in your organization who make the organization successful. This session will help provide answers to these questions:
- How do you recruit top talent given a tight budget?
- What can you do to keep your workplace attractive?
- How do you communicate and show your desire to retain diverse talent?
- Why is it vital to set clear expectations and empower employees to exceed them?
Sandra Toussaint-Burgher serves as the President and CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County. She provides executive leadership and vision to the organization. Prior to that Sandra held the position of Vice President of Resource Development.
Sandra has over fifteen years experience in fund development, strategic partnerships and marketing. She’s held senior positions at local and national organizations including Youth Communication, Inc., Special Olympics and Twenty-First Century Foundation. Before coming into the non-profit sector, Sandra worked in the insurance industry.
Sandra is a sought after speaker on such topics as corporate employee engagement, board development, cultivating donors, finding your passion and transitioning from for profit to nonprofit organizations. She serves on the Board of Center for Nonprofits and on the Advisory Board for the Trenton Superintendent. Sandra also chairs the Steering Committee for the NJ Employees Charitable Campaign. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Women in Development. Sandra is very active with the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a recipient of the Champion for Business Award. This award recognizes the outstanding business leader for growing their business and demonstrating the values of being a good corporate citizen.
Sandra is originally from New York City and holds a Masters of Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School and a B.A. from Hunter College.