Non-profit organizations and charities provide valuable services and products related to healthcare, education, shelter, and more. They also provide jobs; workplaces and meaningful employment to a large and diverse workforce.
Worsened by COVID-19 and rising costs of living, the sector is experiencing high demand. Employees within non-profits are working at or over capacity. Common issues within the sector include:
Many non-profits fight to address inequities in our communities and our workforce. Despite this fact, inequity is a major issue within the sector itself. Inequities within employment manifest in ways such as:
We know that many non-profit employers are innovating talent attraction and retention strategies to sustain their workforce. They are offering non-compensation benefits such as flex work. However, to see real change within the system of work and employment in non-profit organizations, we need to see changes in the ways they are funded, to be treated as a valued partner in economic development, and wider adoption of decent work and anti-oppression practices.
Learn more in our latest brief, From Burnt Out to On Fire: Supporting the Non-Profit Workforce.
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