Nonprofit Employers Don’t Meet Workers’ Needs for Job Satisfaction, Surveys Find

By Peter Bolton in Chronicle of Philanthropy 

Two reports released Monday show a disconnect between what nonprofits provide to their workers and what employees say is essential to their job satisfaction.

Seventy percent of workers in two surveys said their jobs were either disappointing or only somewhat fulfilling. That might be a reason 25 percent of workers said they were considering looking for a job outside the nonprofit world.

The surveys gathered data from about 3,500 nonprofit workers in the New York and Washington metropolitan areas and were conducted by the staffing firm Professionals for NonProfits.

Among the other findings:

  • Four out of 10 workers in both cities said that the factors they ranked as most essential are not on display at their nonprofits:—“respect, trust, and support by management” as well as a sense that their organization has “a compelling mission.”
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