There is a systemic, chronic deficit of support for the development and sustainability of nonprofit and social change professionals.
Only 1% of foundation grant dollars go toward developing the staff at fundees, and nonprofits spend 1% or less on professional development — about one-fifth of what businesses spend.
This dearth of support leads to high stress, burnout, and turnover; external hiring rather than internal promotion. It has created a real bottleneck on the nonprofit leadership highway. Something has to change.
Enter Antidote client Fund the People, the national campaign to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce.
To help amplify their message and strengthen its platform, they're hiring their first Communications Manager. This key staffer will help advance new attitudes and practices in the funder and nonprofit communities.
Fund the People launched in 2014 and is supported by some of the most influential national and regional foundations in the US, including American Express, Bush Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Durfee Foundation, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and David and Lucile Packard Foundation.