The National Council of Nonprofits has released its 2023 Nonprofit Workforce Survey Results. Here are some of the key points.
Job Vacancies Persist
75% of responding organizations reported job vacancies. 52% of organizations have more vacancies than they did before COVID. 28% of organizations have seen an increase to their waitlist for services. Vacancies have significantly impacted nonprofit organizations’ ability to provide services to their communities.
Salaries Remain an Issue
Insufficient funding and a plateau in donations mean that budgets remain tight, and 75% of organizations report that salary affects their ability to successfully recruit.
Stress and Burnout
Stress and burnout are a key reason for people leaving or avoiding the nonprofit profession. With low salaries and job vacancies affecting everyone’s workload negatively, stress and burnout seem unavoidable.
Raising salaries and offering more flexible work arrangements are good short-term solutions. Increases in benefit packages, bonus offerings, and diversity training have also been used to retain employees. Combating stress and burnout with employee wellness programs and offering more career advancement opportunities also seem like good solutions.