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Staffing the Mission works for change on two fronts, giving both nonprofits and funders concrete ways to make life better for diverse nonprofit employees.
Watch Jamila’s and Marni’s stories below.
Foundation staff and board members: Staffing the Mission works with foundations to promote practices among grantees that are aligned with the vision of the world that funders aim to create.
SURVEY OF FOUNDATIONS: Funders, it will help Staffing the Mission’s work for equity if you take this confidential survey on your practices that support or impede decent staff jobs at your grantee organizations.
Class Action hopes to inspire a wave of foundations and donors committed to supporting their grantees to meet a set of benchmarks on wages, benefits, hours, decision-making input and working conditions.
Check out this article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy that draws on Staffing the Mission’s work: Low Pay and Poor Working Conditions Forced a Vital Nonprofit to Shut Down. I Was Complicit in Its Demise, by Lisa Ranghelli
“While in general I think a lot about disappointing and unethical low wages across the [not-for-profit] sector, I hadn’t thought about how we could take a stand as a funder… This is cool stuff and I’m learning.” – Izzy Waxman, Mazon Canada
Resources for Nonprofits
The Staffing the Mission project helps nonprofits express their values through their compensation and personnel policies. The videos and blog posts below give concrete steps for nonprofit managers.
Staffing the Mission in the Media
Nonprofits during COVID: Are you asking the right questions? by Jonathan Spack
Damaging Dishonesty between funders and grantees by Betsy Leondar-Wright
Radio and Podcasts:
Better pay and benefits are major pieces in the larger puzzle of increasing class and racial diversity in the nonprofit sector and reducing wage gaps in the US.