New tools for nonprofits and funders to move beyond burnout jobs.
Sustainable Jobs for Organizers: Toolkit for a Stronger Movement
Free new online resource, co-created by All Due Respect and Class Action’s Staffing the Mission Project
30% of nonprofit workers have experienced burnout; 24% quit their jobs last year.
This toolkit offers how-to tips for reducing burnout and promoting staff well-being. Though focused on organizing jobs, most of the toolkit’s recommendations apply to any nonprofit.
A special section for funders recommends ways to support sustainable jobs at grantee organizations.
For each of the 10 key areas essential to good workplace conditions, the toolkit describes problematic practices and best practices.
- Compensation Insurance
- Employee voice
- Transparent communication
- Professional development
- Caring workplace conditions
- Hours of work
- And for organizing jobs, the special stresses of being an organizer
Staffing the Mission is a program of Class Action.
Beyond Nonprofit Burnout: Workshops for nonprofits and funders
Staffing the Mission offers interactive workshops on creating sustainable nonprofit jobs.
“This was awesome!! Thank you all…I’m going to prioritize employee wellness in my organization.” – Workshop participant
We help nonprofits and funders make specific plans to improve staff experience.
Click here to contact us about how we could work together.
Workshop facilitators include the 3 coordinators of Staffing the Mission:
“Organizers are the lifeblood of many community-facing nonprofits yet, we rarely find ourselves honored and respected. Compounding and intensifying social inequalities demand that we improve workplace conditions now. My commitment is inspired by the beauties that arise when nonprofits ask themselves, “What does a just work environment look like for us?”
“Having worked across nonprofits, organizing, and philanthropy, I have witnessed firsthand how funder-induced scarcity continues to be a significant barrier in addressing the economic, climate, and racial justice issues of our time. We need our social change ecosystem to be fully resourced and supported. I’m excited to work with funders who are committed to healing and repairing the impacts of funder-induced scarcity and burnout conditions in the nonprofit workforce. Together, we can transform nonprofit jobs to be sustainable and dignified.”
“I want social justice organizations to be powerful enough to make change. I worked for small nonprofits for over 30 years and I saw employees underpaid, overworked, under appreciated, without a voice in decision-making, and worn down by inhumane working conditions. I am motivated to reach as many nonprofit employers and funders as possible with the advice and support they need to make nonprofit jobs into decent jobs.”
Fees are flexible, on a sliding scale, based on number of trainer-hours and on resources of the organization. Please don’t let concerns about money deter you from talking with us about a workshop.