New: The Sustainable Jobs toolkit has hundreds of recommendations for improving nonprofit jobs.
To request a workshop on applying the toolkit to your organization, fill out the Workshop Request form.
Watch the video of our November 30, 2022, workshop here.
You can help prevent nonprofit burnout.
Staffing the Mission works for change on two fronts, giving both nonprofits and funders concrete ways to make life better for diverse nonprofit employees.
Are you currently working (or have you worked) a burnout nonprofit job? We want to hear from you. Share your experience here! Video, audio and writing all welcome.
Watch Marni and Jamila tell their own stories of nonprofit burnout jobs 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.
Who we are
The Advisory Council of Staffing the Mission
Jeanne Bell, Nonprofit Quarterly
Patricia Benevenia, The TK Foundation
Margi Clarke, RoadMap
Kim Fellner, former ED of National Organizers Alliance
Lyn Freundlich, Change4Good
Laurie Goldman, Tufts Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Jasmine Hall, Compasspoint
Carly Hare, formerly of CHANGE Philanthropy
Sam Hummel, former Staffing the Mission steering committee member
Mala Nagarajan, Vega Mala
Maria Nakae, Justice Funders
Lisa Owens, Hyams Foundation
Lisa Ranghelli, formerly of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Aisha Shillingworth, organizational development consultant, former Staffing the Mission consultant
Kevin Simowitz, All Due Respect
Amy Smoucha, Listening Tree Consulting
Jonathan Spack, retired ED of Third Sector New England
Rusty Stahl, Fund the People
Susan Wefald, Community Change
Tiffany Wilhelm, Opportunity Fund