Protect your nonprofit by cross-training staff
Abstract: The cross-training of accounting personnel and other employees — teaching them how to do each other’s jobs — can help protect an organization from an absence in the short or long term. This article describes the benefits to both companies and employees. But it’s not for everyone: It’s important that companies pick employees who are interested in particular areas of the operation and are open to change. And, as a sidebar explains, cross-training programs are most successful when nonprofits are attuned to some of the prickly issues that can arise.