Can recent grads afford to work in the nonprofit sector? Increasingly the answer is “no.”
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Here’s what caught our eye in #nonprofits and #socent this week. Join us as we chat about this topics on @IdealistCareers.
“Who would ever think a package of strawberries would be a luxurious treat that I could rarely afford? “
Without job titles and managers, some companies believe they can limit bureaucracy, disperse leadership, and maintain a start-up culture.
In an interview with 99u, the co-founder of Buffer says the company posts everyone’s salaries and the formula for determining these salaries in an internal wiki. The impact of this level of transparency has changed how employees think about work and their compensation.
A few months ago, the Center for Investigative Reporting released their list of the worst charities in the United States. The list sparked interest in overhead, what it takes to determine a good nonprofit vs. a bad nonprofit, and the role of fundraisers in the sector.
Some leaders are arguing that the sector needs to transition from safe goals that offer short term solutions to bold, difficult goals that will that will attack the root of social problems.
Earlier this year Dan Pallotta gave a TED Talk based on his book Uncharitable in which he argues that our focus on costs and low overhead hinders the ability of nonprofits to truly address social problems.
Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of what was buzzing in the sector this week. Read…
“The percent of charity expenses that goes to administrative costs—commonly referred to as “overhead”—is a poor measure of a charity’s performance.”