Too much work, too few hands – Outsourcing can help solve understaffing problems
Abstract: Thousands of U.S. charities have been forced to cut staff for lack of funds to pay them. This article examines what nonprofits should do if they’re short on staff and don’t have the funds or confidence in the future to hire employees — or even to retain the ones they have. Specifically, it lists the advantages of outsourcing some positions, but the drawbacks of doing so for others. A sidebar discusses how to make the most of volunteers.