Happy Labor Day to all of my friends in the non-profit sector!
Here are a few fast facts about the non-profit labor force in the United States:
- The non-profit sector accounts for more than 10% of the United States’ labor force (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Approximately one-quarter of Americans volunteer time via a non-profit organization (Independent Sector)
- If the non-profit sector were a country, it would rank sixteenth among the 199 nations tracked by the World Bank (Urban Institute)
So, I think it goes without saying that it is important to invest in our sector’s leadership and people development. For this reason, I am proud to share with you that I’m one of this year’s presenters at the 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Summit.
I know what you’re thinking . . .
“Ugh, another conference that my resource deprived non-profit organization cannot afford to send me.“
But you’d be wrong.
This three day VIRTUAL conference is affordable and time efficient. If you haven’t given this online event any consideration, then I strongly urge you check it out ASAP because you only have a few days remaining to sign up for more expert advice than you can possibly imagine! And did I mention there are 19 CFRE credits available to those fundraising professionals who need continuing education opportunities?
Still not convinced?
OK, then please click-through to YouTube and watch a short (and dare I say FUN) interview Mazarine Treyz did with me a few weeks ago that she titled “Plan B from Outer Space! Interview with Erik Anderson of The Healthy Nonprofit” about my upcoming presentation. You can also find a transcript and more details on the Wild Woman Fundraising website.
Here is one more fast fact on this beautiful Labor Day holiday . . .
The employee turnover rate in the non-profit sector is approaching 20% and it is growing.
Show your employees they are valued by allowing them to participate in things like the 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Investing in your labor force:
- helps address turnover
- addresses leadership succession planning
- illustrates that you’re a good boss
Here’s to your health!
Founder & President, The Healthy Non-Profit LLC