Help me give my writers their due!
May 30, 2012 9:58 AM Subscribe
How do I ensure that the people who are contributing content to my site are getting enough credit?
I have recently started up a nonprofit resource website; eventually I would like to see it grow into a reputable news and current event source focused on innovation and change in the nonprofit industry. I value research-based op-ed pieces, and am currently accepting them for the site.
I cannot pay for this work, although eventually I would like to hire the best contributors into paid positions when I can afford to. I've made that clear, but I also want to make sure that their work is getting fairly recognized. I understand what it’s like to write for no reward, and I want to ensure that not only am I abiding by legal terms (no idea what those even are, I figured a by-line, tagging with the authors name?), but also letting the writers know how much their hard work is appreciated (maybe author bios?). I want them to be able to list the work they’ve done for this site on a resume, for example.
This is all new to me. My site is about nonprofit work, but it itself is not a nonprofit, so I can’t even give them a tax receipt for volunteer time and hours. Help me be fair, appreciative, and correct!