Healthy Nonprofit Leaders, Healthy Nonprofits

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In a recent survey of nonprofit executive directors, those surveyed cited the following challenges in their jobs:

  • The need for continual, extensive fundraising
  • Difficulty in attracting and retaining qualified staff
  • Unsatisfactory salary and benefits packages
  • Too many job responsibilities

Nonprofit grantees can benefit greatly when foundations support their efforts to address internal challenges. The buzzword for a focus on core organizational skills and capabilities is capacity building: addressing leadership, management, fundraising, program delivery, and other organizational issues.

As partners, foundations of all sizes and their nonprofit grantees can make great strides toward healthy nonprofit work environments with realistic goals, not environments that encourage more to be done with less.

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