2015 Best Practice Award Winner: Management Excellence
Sierra Service Project was the recipient. Megan Walsh, SSP’s Program Director, accepted the award and explained that their five-person central staff is involved in a variety of courses and meet-up groups through the local Nonprofit Resource Center. SSP pays for these courses and covers a portion of college courses for employees pursuing degrees. SSP also hires 42 summer staffers, offering online pre-training followed by 10 days of hands-on classroom training with a variety of outside experts and resources included.
Each summer staff person is required to take Sabbath time which is four hours each week away from work duties. This past year, SSP offered a Leadership Academy for some returning summer staff “to study best leadership practices and how these practices relate to their personal faith.”